Reader Blind Item
This never married presidential adviser who once occupied one of the highest positions in government is deeply closeted.
However, as she is now semi-retired and is in a relationship with a partner she really loves, she is exploring ways to come out.
If she can accomplish this in a way that minimizes any damage to her family and her legacy, it could happen very soon.
Stanford University professor Coit D. Blacker
Family and personal life
Rice has never married and has no children. In the 1970s, she dated and was briefly engaged to professional American football player Rick Upchurch. She left him because, according to her biographer Marcus Mabry, “She knew the relationship wasn’t going to work.” Her mother, Angelena Rice, died of breast cancer at age 61 in August 1985, when Condoleezza was 30. In July 1989, her father, John Wesley Rice, married Clara Bailey, to whom he remained married until his death, in December 2000, aged 77.
From 2003 to 2017 Rice co-owned a home in Palo Alto, California with Randy Bean. According to public records, the two initially purchased the home with a third investor, Stanford University professor Coit D. Blacker, who later sold his line of credit to the two women. The co-owned property was first made known to the public in Glenn Kessler’s 2007 book The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy, sparking rumors about the nature of Rice and Bean’s relationship. Kessler has stated he “did not know if this meant there was something more to the relationship between the women beyond a friendship.” – Source