According to Page Six there’s some secret middle age loving going on between President Obama’s senior adviser and a former NFL pro. The tabloid has just reported that Valerie Jarrett and Ahmad Rashad are dating and they have been for a little while now.
“They haven’t gone out in public. They are sneaking around,” a source told the gossip page.
Ahmad, of course, is the ex-husband of actress Phylicia Rashad and father to budding Broadway star Condola Rashad. After his marriage to Phylicia ended in 2001, Ahmad married Sale Johnson, ex-wife of Jets owner Woody Johnson, in 2007, but the two separated last year. Valerie has been on the market for some time now. Obama’s trusted confidant married William Robert Jarrett in 1983, but the two were separated by 1987 and divorced a year later.
So far, neither the White House nor Ahmad’s manager have responded to the rumors, but we’ll definitely be looking out for these two around town. Do you think there’s any truth to this news?