Sandra Lee Christiansen or simply known as Sandra Lee is a popular American television personality. She is well-known as a television chef and also as an author. She served as the first lady of New York as a de facto until September 25, 2019, when the couple Sandra and Andrew Cuomo broke up. Sandra Lee has been extensively known for being an outspoken advocate for cancer. It is believed that she fought cancer very recently.
Relationship with Andrew Cuomo:
Andrew Cuomo is the 56th and present governor of New York. It is believed that Sandra Lee and Andrew Cuomo were having a relationship for more than a decade. However, according to some of the reports, they have split up now. Their break-up was made public on September 25, 2019.
Sandra Lee had been recognized as a public figure who likes to be among the people and share her good feeds. She is known for her positive energy but this positive energy was going down when she was with her ex-boyfriend Andrew Cuomo.
Andrew is a political figure and in fact, the governor of New York seemed to bring a lot of political tensions to Lee. She never wanted such political stuff in her life which is why she was also not seen too much involved in the political matters for nearly a decade. The political tensions grew and Sandra couldn’t take it anymore which is why it is believed that they ended their relationship. The couple was strong enough to bring up their decision to the public. Currently, the post of the first lady isn’t been taken by anyone. Andrew Cuomo is now all by himself and he is doing his job pretty well.
Lee was born Sandra Lee Christiansen on July 3, 1966, in Santa Monica, California, USA. She is the daughter of Vicky Christiansen and Wayne Christiansen. She is not the only child of her parents but has one sister named Cindy. In the year 1972, Sandra Lee’s parents got divorced. However, her mother got remarried and Sandra, as well as Cindy, was taken to Sumner, Washington. Sandra Lee has now another three step-siblings. They are Kimmie, Richie, and Johnny. When Sandra was 15 years of age, her mother beat her up. With anger, she left her mother and went to stay with her boyfriend named Duane. They broke-up on June 30, 1982. The same day She decided to live with her father who had a girlfriend.
Education and Career:
Sandra Lee completed her high school studies from Onalaska High School. Later, attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. However, she dropped out to live with her family during December. Later, when she moved to Ontario, Canada, Sandra Lee joined Le Cordon Bleu. She again dropped out after studying there for only a few months. During the 1990s, Sandra Lee created her own product named Sandra Lee Kraft Curtains. In the year 2003, she came up with her own show named Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee. Currently, she is a television chef. She was appointed the first lady of New York as a de fact when her boyfriend Andrew Cuomo was elected the governor on January 1, 2011. She served for this position until their breakup on September 25, 2019.
Apart from her ex-boyfriend Andrew Cuomo, she had previously married an American businessman, Bruce Karatz. They got married in the year 2001. However, their relationship ended in the year 2005. On May 12, 2015, Sandra announced that she had been suffering from Breast Cancer. However, she was treated and is now cancer-free since mid-2016.
The estimated net worth of Sandra Lee is approximately $20 million. This net worth is based on a report of early 2020. Her primary source of income is from the television. Previously, she also earned some amount of money from her political position. Also, Sandra Lee earns through some of her businesses.
- Lee was awarded the Daytime Emmy Award in the year 2012.
- Sandra runs her own personal website.
- She is seen active on her social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter.
- By now, she has more than 41.9 thousand followers on her Twitter account and nearly 628 thousand fans following on her official Facebook Page.
- According to the horoscope, Sandra Lee has the zodiac sign of Cancer.