Deborah Shiling is an American businesswoman well-known as the first wife of the American politician who is also recognized as the junior United States senator, Bernie Sanders. She appeared recently on the media, stating that she supports her ex-husband, which reignited their past relationship.

However, Deborah Shiling only came to the limelight in 2015 when Bernie Sanders stated that back in 1964, he was married to the love of his college life.

Early Life and Bio

Deborah was born sometime in 1944 in Maryland, United States of America, to a mother whose identity has not yet been shared with the public and to a father whose name is Moses Shiling. Her father was a doctor by profession, and he served in the Sinai Hospital located in Baltimore as a chief.

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Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding her family background and sibling details at the moment. However, it is assumed that she was raised as a single child by her parents. Besides this, she is currently 76 years old, but her zodiac sign could not be determined as her exact date of birth is unknown.

Full NameDeborah Shiling
Date of Birth1944
Birth PlaceMaryland, United States of America
Age76 years old
Father's NameMoses Shiling
Mother's NameUnknown
Body MeasurementUnknown
Height5 feet and 4 inches (1.62m/162cms)
Weight64kgs (141lbs)
Hair ColorWhite-colored
Eyes ColorGrey-colored
Relationship StatusMarried
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Bernie Sanders
Bob Messing
Jana O’Meara Sanders
Net Worth$174,000

Nationality and Physical Stats

Shiling holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. She is a Christian, and she practices Christianity as her religion.

Besides this, she stands at the height of 5 feet and 4 inches (1.62m/162cms) tall and weighs around 64kgs (141lbs). In addition to this, she has an average body figure with a pair of grey-colored eyes and white-colored hair.

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Education: University

Unfortunately, there is no information regarding the exact place of Deborah Shiling’s schooling years and education. However, it is known that for further studies, she studied and completed her education at the University of Chicago, where she studied medicine because of the involvement of her parents in medicine.

In addition to this, it is also known that she was an academic student because her father used to push her to study well.

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Personal Life: Relationship

Deborah was previously married to the American politician and the former junior United States senator, Bernie Sanders. They met during their college days at the University of Chicago and have been dating ever since.

The couple tied knots in 1964, and they also spent over 18 months together on an 85-acre sugar shack located in Montpelier, Vermont, without any electricity.

Sadly, their relationship ended after staying married for only two years, and they have no children from this marriage. However, despite the separation, the two of them are pretty positive regarding each other.

Deborah Shiling is currently married to her husband, whose name is Bob Messing. After separating from Bernie Sanders, she met and married him, who went on to marry Jana O’Meara Sanders. Deborah has no children from both of her marriages.

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Shiling works as a buyer for Hunger Mountain Cooperative, a natural market with a wide range of organic products. It is located in Vermont, and she also currently resides in Vermont.

In addition to this, she is also actively involved in doing social works, and according to online sources, she has done a lot of social work. Unfortunately, there is no solid information available regarding this topic, so that nothing can be confirmed.

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What is Debroah’s Net Worth?

Shiling primarily earns from working for the Hunger Mountain Cooperative, and as of the year 2021, she has an estimated net worth of around $174,000.

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