Who is Patrice Failor?
Patrice Failor is a well-known special advocate, court-appointed to the juvenile court, but she is probably better known to the world as the wife of former FBI Director James Comey.
Early Life, Parents, and Education
Patrice’s exact birth date and place remain unknown to the wider public, though, according to sources she was born in 1960. Further information about her early life is also unknown, except the information that she spent her childhood in Northern Virginia and Iowa. For her education, after finished high school, Patrice enrolled at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia, from which she subsequently attained a post-graduate master’s degree in counseling.
Patrice is a rather low-key person, therefore isn’t much information about Patrice’s career, except for her work as an advocate in the juvenile court. In 2016, she appeared before the legislative Judiciary Committee, testifying in favor of a bill that would allow unpaid volunteers to counsel children through the juvenile justice system. Serving as a children’s advocate, Patrice has also been a foster parent and a guardian to a number of children in the community.
Do You Know How Rich Patrice Failor is?
Since all the major details about her career have been kept under a veil of secrecy, her net worth is only estimated by authoritative sources at over $1 million. However, her husband James Comey’s net worth is estimated at over $11 million, in which she very likely shares.
Happy Birthday to the love of my life. Nothing goes together like onion rings and a cosmo (it IS her day, after all). pic.twitter.com/538fGuotNN
— James Comey (@Comey) November 10, 2017
First Meeting and Relationship with James Comey
Both Patrice and James studied at William and Mary College in Williamsburg and met when they were freshmen. Almost immediately after the first encounter, the two became a couple. Their relationship lasted through the college, and has been on-going ever since.
Popularity Through Marriage
We might have never heard about Patrice if it wasn’t for James, as she owes much of her quasi-celebrity status to her husband. The couple married in 1987, and soon afterwards welcomed their first child. Since then, Patrice has given birth to five more children, one of whom passed away within a few days. They have five daughters, Abby, Claire, Brien, Kate, and Maurene. The Comey family resides in Westport, Connecticut on an estate valued at over $3 million.
In 1995, Patrice gave birth to the couple’s son; he weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces and was a healthy baby. However, his health rapidly worsened, and he was taken into the intensive care and put on a respirator. Unfortunately, he contracted a bacterial infection and soon after passed away in Patrice’s arms as she sang him lullabies, just nine days following his birth. Patrice and James claimed that the infection was curable, and according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, their son Colin died from a Group B strep infection.