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Chris Cox Met Fiancee Andrea Catsimatidis While She Was Still In High School

First Posted: 05/17/10 10:00 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:30 PM ET

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Last month the Huffington Post broke the news that congressional candidate and Nixon grandson Chris Cox was engaged to then-19-year-old Andrea Catsimatidis.

Now Page Six writes that the engagement has scandalized the Long Island elite:

"Everyone's snickering behind their back," said one high-ranking GOP leader from eastern Long Island, where Cox is running as a Republican.


"She's a kid. He brings her to these very staid Republican events and she's in a miniskirt. It's the political equivalent of 'The Addams Family.'"

But forget the cocktail parties and political events, the real scandal may be in how the two met.

If, as Page Six reports, it's true that Cox met Catsimatidis while participating in an April 2008 mock presidential debate at Hewitt, her all-girls high school, it's possible that Catsimatidis, whose birthday is April 17, was just 17-years-old at the time.

Regardless, that the girl was still in high school when the two met could be a potential liability for Cox's campaign.


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