I imagine the statute of limitations on doughnut theft in Delaware has passed by now, but could there be anything else sinister in Governor Christie’s background?
Time to steal the doughnuts! Apparently, that’s also the way to steal New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s heart.
In an interview with talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey, set to air this weekend, the hefty GOP governor said he knew that he had found a partner for life in wife Mary Pat when she suggested making an illicit late-night doughnut run.
The governor and Winfrey also dished about their struggle with weight and presidential politics. A full transcript of the interview was obtained in advance by The Associated Press. The hourlong interview, filmed at Christie’s home in Mendham, is airing Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Asked by Winfrey what drew him to Mary Pat, whom he met at the University of Delaware in the 1980s when they were both involved in student government, he said it was her independence, her faith, and because she was fun.
“She was fun in a different way than I’d ever experienced with anybody I’d ever dated. She was very spontaneous,” Christie told Winfrey.
“Spontaneous like?” Winfrey asked.
“Let’s go break into the kitchen in the dining hall at college because we smell that they are baking doughnuts for the next morning,” he recalled Mary Pat saying. “So let’s sneak in and steal some of the doughnuts now.”