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All in the Family: Nikki Haley’s Daughter Rena Haley is Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend

All in the Family: Nikki Haley’s Daughter Rena Haley is Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend

  • The young Haley, a pediatric nurse, is set to marry Joshua Jackson who played wide receiver on the former Clemson football team.

It is not certain if she will become the President of the United States, but Nikki Haley is certainly set to be elected mother-in-law. Her daughter Rena Haley is engaged to longtime boyfriend Joshua Jackson. The proud mom, who has been dropping hints of her impending presidential run, took to her social media handles on July 24 to share the news of the photos of the newly engaged couple. “He asked…She said yes!” Haley tweeted. “And just like that, we have another son. So proud and happy for both of them.”

Rena and Joshua met at Clemson University. She is now a pediatric nurse at Prisma Health, per her LinkedIn profile. Joshua played wide receiver on the former Clemson football team, as reported by The State. He currently works as a middle school Mathematics teacher at Christ Church Episcopal School. “I am excited to be teaching and coaching at my Alma Mater,” he wrote in a LinkedIn post. Both Rena and Joshua graduated from Clemson in 2021. 

Haley, a Clemson alumnus who serves on the university’s board of trustees, wrote that her heart skipped a beat about this “Clemson love story.”

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Meanwhile, Rena took to her Instagram to share photos and a video of the proposal. “My heart is so happy,” she wrote. “Yesterday was truly the best day filled with all the emotions. Josh, you are someone I have always prayed for. You are patient, selfless, intentional, and so loving. Our journey has been a fun one. I’m excited to see what our future holds as we enter life together! I can’t wait to be your wife!!!! I love you forever.”

Haley served as South Carolina governor until 2017 when she stepped down to serve in the Trump administration as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She resigned from the U.N. post in 2018, fueling speculation she was readying a campaign to run for president. She has since formed a PAC focused on economic, cultural and national security issues, and recently teased a potential Republican presidential bid in 2024.

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