Eduardo Tamayo is the ex-husband of politician and US Army Reserve officer Tulsi Gabbard, who served as US Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district from 2013 to 2021. Gabbard, Tamayo’s former spouse, was the first Hindu member of Congress and the first indigenous voting member of Congress.
Eduardo and his former partner, a politician, were only together for about four years, although the former partner never received enough media attention.
In fact, even today there are scant archives that tell the story of who or what Tamayo is/was. Flip through the page to find out more about Gabby’s first husband & her explanations of what happened between them. Also, find out if Eduardo has a completely weak identity nowadays or has a remarkable life as an ex-wife.
Eduardo Tamayo Allegedly Has Some Connections To The Philippines
Although his ex-wife was born in the early 1980s, Eduardo Tamayo’s birth details have not yet appeared in any online magazine. Although Tulsi Gabbard’s ex-husband is reported to have roots in the Philippines.
Tamayo is also said to be the grandson of World War II veteran General Antonio Tamayo. There is talk that Eduardo’s grandfather may be Filipino General Antonio Tamayo, a World War II veteran who survived the horrific Bataan Death March.
Tamayo also happens to be the nephew of Toby Tamayo, a long-time member of the group who helped run a Butler-affiliated school in the Philippines. Toby is a group worker who helped run a school associated with Chris Butler, a yoga guru who runs a Hare Krishna offshoot.
Although the Philippine Daily Inquirer article confirms that Toby Tamayo’s father was indeed General Antonio Tamayo, it is not really clear whether this Toby is Eduardo’s uncle Toby.
Eduardo Tamayo And His Ex-Wife Tulsi Gabbard Were Childhood Friends
Tamayo and Gabbard married in 2002. The bride was 21 years old at the time. Some say they had a small wedding in front of a Justice of the Peace.
“I was more into martial arts than Barbie dolls, so it never crossed my mind to think about what kind of wedding I wanted to have,” Gabbard said of her first wedding.
Tamayo and his future wife Tulsi had known each other since childhood and they met quite early on. Speaking to Vogue magazine in 2013, the House of Representatives member said she and Tamayo were childhood sweethearts. She revealed that they surfed together and were best friends.
“His family was like my family,” said the Hawaii-born politician. However, Tamayo and Gabbard’s marriage lasted only four years.
What Was The Reason Behind Eduardo And Tulsi’s Split
One of the main reasons for the divorce was the stress that their relationship was going through because Gabbard was serving abroad at the time. According to sources, the United States Army Reserve officer’s long deployment to Iraq was ultimately too much for her first marriage.
So in the spring of 2003, when the United States invaded Iraq, she made a choice that alarmed her political advisers. Gabbara joined the Hawaii National Guard. This was despite the fact that her brigade had deployed to Iraq in 2004 and her name was not on the deployment list.
However, the war changed her; for one thing, it cost Gabbard her marriage to Tamayo.
“It was sad and difficult, but unfortunately, not an uncommon story for people who go through being separated for nearly two years. The stress that’s placed on those who are left at home—it’s difficult to communicate what that means,”
The 2020 candidate for the Democratic nomination said of the war and her own marital relationship.
Tulsi later told her community in a personal note posted online that she and Tamayo had broken up shortly after she returned from an 18-month deployment in Iraq. The brunette politician had served two combat tours of duty with the 29th Brigade. Gabbard explained that the deployment was very hard on her husband.
“Sadly, Eddie and I became another statistic, another sad story, illustrating the stresses war places on military spouses and families,”
Tulsi wrote online. Gabbard and Tamayo eventually finalized their divorce on 5 June 2006. However, the two remained friends after the divorce.
Tulsi Lived With Tamayo’s Name For Years
A year after her divorce from her first husband Tamayo, Gabbard announced in 2011 that she was resuming her family name.
Tulsi Gabbard had taken the name Tamayo while she was Eduardo’s wife and even a few years after the divorce. Even in political circles, people knew her by her married name, so when she returned to her maiden name, she announced it personally on the Internet.
“I had kept the Tamayo name in the hopes that we might still have a future together. However, recently I’ve come to fully realize that that’s not going to happen. Eddie and I are still friends, and I’m grateful the Tamayo family continues to welcome me as one of their own.”
She concluded her statement by offering to personally pay any costs the City Council would incur by reprinting brochures or business cards with her name on them.
Eduardo Tamayo And Tulsi Gabbard’s Marital Life After The Divorce
Tamayo’s ex-wife Tulsi is now married to the cinematographer Abraham Williams. The couple got engaged in February 2015 and tied the knot in a Vedic-style wedding on 9 April 2015.
The Tamayo ex and her new husband were married in an outdoor ceremony in Oahu, Hawaii. The wedding was apparently a spiritual one, in which Gabbard wore a traditional Bear-style Indian wedding dress.
Did Eduardo Remarry? Where Is He Now?
Not much is known about Gabbard’s ex-husband Tamayo, as he remained out of the limelight during his marriage to a former Bernie Sanders supporter and has not been seen to this day. The only mention of his career can be found in an old Honolulu Advertiser article from 2004, where Eduardo is listed as self-employed.
It is also unclear whether he has a new wife since his divorce from his first partner, Gabbard. The absence of Tamayo’s name on social media makes the controversy even more confusing.
Quick Facts About Eduardo Tamayo
|Real Name||Eduardo Tamayo|
|Age||41 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB)||12th April 1981|
|Famous For||Former husband of Tulsi Gabbard|
|Current Residence||Hawaii, USA|
|Height/ Tall||Feet & Inches: 5’9″
Centimeters: 176 cm
Meters: 1.76 m
|Weight||Kilograms: 70 Kg
Pounds: 154 lbs
|Biceps Size||19 Inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||9 (US)|
|Net Worth||Approx U.S. $50,000|