Who Is Penny Wong's Partner, Sophie Allouache?
Penny Wong's partner Sophie Allouache is a public servant and former University of Adelaide Students' Association president. She and Sophie are parents to two wonderful daughters.
Sophie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Adelaide. She is now the Chief Project Officer for Statewide Early Childhood Health Promotion at SA Health.
Penny,53, became a lesbian shortly after taking her place in parliament in 2002, becoming the first openly LGBT MP. The inspiring couple has an age difference of almost eleven years.
When Penny is not in Canberra for business, she and her wife Sophie live in Adelaide with their two children.
Sophie, 42, became pregnant with their first child in August of 2011. Alexandra was born that December. Hannah, the couple's second child, was born in April 2015.
Sophie is the biological mother. IVF technology was used to conceive the children. The ladies and girls know their biological father, but he has stayed unknown in public.
Penny told Mamamia in 2016 that, contrary to what many people with homophobic tendencies may believe, their life and family are "normal."
"I want to exclaim, "Do you have any clue how boringly typical the rest of our lives are?" We live in the suburbs, have a station vehicle, and a mortgage, "She stated.
The actual issue is that Penny and Sophie have been unable to officially recognize their love like so many other straight couples in their situation have, with a wedding and marriage.
While Wong is the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sophie is their children's primary carer. Penny tries to compensate for her frequent absences by messaging the kids daily with "plenty of emoticons."
When she is abroad, she also writes letters and calls them daily.