Teresa Heinz Drops ‘Kerry’
Teresa Heinz drops ‘Kerry’ (PittsburghLIVE.com)
A campaign convenience is no more. According to The Washington Times, Teresa Heinz, the erstwhile Teresa Heinz Kerry, has stopped using the last name of her husband, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, last year’s Democrat presidential nominee.
Preceding its Women Who Make a Difference Awards dinner next month, the National Council for Research on Women is featuring “a conversation with Teresa Heinz,” according to a release from the organization. The council failed to mention the final half of the Fox Chapel ketchup heiress’ formerly elongated last name in several other references.
“I just checked and she no longer uses her (entire) last name; only during the (presidential) campaign did she use Kerry,” campaign spokeswoman Tamara Rodriguez Reichberg said.
Amazing. Granted, she was married to John Heinz a long time, raised children with him, and would presumably still be with him were he still alive. Still, using one’s former husband’s name instead of one’s current husband’s is odd at least and insulting at worst.