It’s no secret that Ann has long been idolized by Mitt. It’s been said that Mitt, while serving as a Mormon missionary, cringed at the imagined possibility that Ann might have other marital prospects in his two year service for the Lord and lengthy absence from his high-school sweetheart. As soon as they could envelop themselves in personal conversation after his return from France, Mitt told Ann that between his leave and his homecoming–feelings hadn’t changed. He asked her to marry him and Ann said yes.
Tagg, Mitt and Ann’s oldest son, often speaks of the “rule in the family”: His father was consistent in affirming and adhering to his policy that no one would talk back to or otherwise be disrespectful towards Ann, their mother. Mitt reveres and respects his wife, Ann, and has always thought he was privileged to be at her side.
Ann, strikingly attractive, is as down to earth as her husband. It was at her prodding, that Mitt reconsidered the opportunity to turnaround the Olympics. It is her job, as he’s told her on more than one day when she was frazzled after mothering, that he saw as more important than his.
Ann has an extensive background of service, within the walls of her home as she and Mitt raised her five sons, and within the community. Ann has served in the New England Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, volunteered with a Boston academy focused on helping inner city youth, and helped to develop the “Right to Play–a non-profit organization that uses sports to help disadvantaged children” (1). She is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
One Boston Herald article records, “Ann Romney is the sun around which the Romney solar system–Mitt and five sons: Tagg, Matt, Josh, Craig and Ben–revolves” (2).
See Mitt Romney: The Man, His Values, and His Vision, Mapletree Publishing Company, Denver Colorodo, 2007, pp 81-82).
The family is very important to members of the Mormon Church. Learn more at the official site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called by friends of other faiths as the “Mormon Church”).