Posted in: Politics

The Identity Of Paul Ryan’s Black College Girlfriend Revealed; Deneeta Pope [Video]

deneeta pope paul ryan

Paul Ryan’s black college girlfriend is Deneeta Pope, 40, of Chicago. Paul Ryan and Deneeta Pope were college sweethearts at Miami University in Ohio; where Paul was in a fraternity and Pope was a cheerleader. Although Pope is allegedly now a supporter of President Barack Obama, she did donate $2,000 to Paul Ryan’s Congressional campaigns, according to the Daily Mail.

Deneeta Pope lives in Chicago with her second husband and works as a real estate agent. Paul Ryan publicly stated in earlier interviews that his relationship with his black college girlfriend helped forge his firm opposition to racism. The vice presidential hopeful also noted college peers, that he had counted as friends, subjected the couple to lot of “ugly comments,” according to the Daily Mail.

Paul Ryan and Deneeta Pope dated in the early 1990s, according to the campaign spokesman, Michael Steel’s comments during a Daily Mail interview on Thursday. Ryan noted during an interview in 2005 that he had experienced the ugliness of racism first hand because he had dated a black woman in college and had an African-American sister-in-law.

Deneeta Pope married her second husband, Michael Thompson, during a May 23 ceremony in Italy. Pope has not expressed any desire to discuss her college relationship with Paul Ryan with the media. She has been a registered Democrat since at least 2008. Pope donated $324 to President Obama’s campaign fund three separate times in 2009.

Paul Ryan was apparently a motivated and popular student during his high school years. He was voted prom king, class president, and was a standout basketball player. While attending Miami University, where he met Deneeta Pope, Paul Ryan joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Ryan majored in both economics and political science.

Deneeta Pope is from Westerville, Ohio and attended St. Francis Desales High School. Both Ryan and Pope were reportedly extremely athletic. The Daily Mail also reports that friends of Deneeta Pope said the former Miami University cheerleader has recently been discussing Ryan on Facebook, referring to him as “my friend Paul.” Deneeta Pope was featured in a 2010 online video promotion for a full-body workout called the Bar Method, the Wall Street Journal reports. Mark Niedzielski told the Daily Mail that his first wife, Deneeta Pope, is a “great person” and is “really nice” but said the couple just grew apart.

Articles And Offers From The Web

Comments

12 Responses to “The Identity Of Paul Ryan’s Black College Girlfriend Revealed; Deneeta Pope [Video]”

  1. Dirk A. Mason

    Doesn't mean anything. I never thought or cared if he was but most slave owners slept with their slaves. And most racist would rape black women. Point being, just because you dated a person of another race doesn't preclude that person from being viewed as a racist. But you are right, let's concentrate on issues but remember, if he is racist, his views on certain issues willl be affected

  2. Robbie Fulton

    Never call him a racist but just because you slept with a black woman doesn't mean you like black people..that would show if you came in those communities and did something..even speeches would be a start, I have plenty of different race female's under my sheets….but then again I'm not running for VP either…, thats how much sense this whole thing makes…none…

  3. Chris Swan

    Surprised the media hasn't come out with a statement that he broke up with her because he was a racist.

  4. KentandHelen Johnson

    Dirk. Please. APologize. That is a PUKING thing to say. The woman TESTIFIES that he is not a racist. Are you able to READ? Paul Ryan is NOT A RACIST> I do not know ONE conservative 'racist'. I know plenty union members that use the N word liberally. The democratic party is filled with Racists.. so buddy.. Careful where those other four fingers are pointing.. and I have one high in the air for you too.. ya puking progressive dweeb
    FINGER HIGH buddy.. love to meet you in public and have you call me a racist to my face… just try it.

  5. Sharon Dormer

    Dirk A. Mason ,What a disgusting thing to compare a normal relationship between two consenting people in the 20th century to a slave "master" RAPING his slave. Where the hell do you get off, Kirk? What a sad creature you are. She CHOSE him, he CHOSE her, get the hell over it. I can tell you're one of those Americans who have a fit when they see someone falling in love and dating outside their race. With the country the way it is, people like you have nothing to worry about but other poeple's preferences/love/sex lives?! :O Sounds like the racist bigot here is you. So much for Liberalism.

  6. Sharon Dormer

    Dirk A. Mason ,What a disgusting thing to compare a normal relationship between two consenting people in the 20th century to a slave "master" RAPING his slave. Where the hell do you get off, Kirk? What a sad creature you are. She CHOSE him, he CHOSE her, get the hell over it. I can tell you're one of those people who have a fit when they see someone falling in love and dating outside their race. With the country the way it is, people like you have nothing to worry about but other poeple's love/sex lives?! :O Sounds like the racist here is you. So much for Liberalism.