There's some big news in Washington: Joe Biden's press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, has separated from her girlfriend of more than 10 years.
Jean-Pierre, 49, and former CNN reporter Suzanne Malveaux, 56, are "co-parenting" their nine-year old daughter, Vogue can report.
The couple met when Jean-Pierre was working on Obama's 2012 campaign and Malveaux was covering the election for CNN. Malveaux left her job when Jean-Pierre was promoted to be Biden's press secretary.
"I’m a single mom who is co-parenting this amazing kid,” Jean-Pierre said. “Our number-one priority is her privacy and to make sure we create an environment that’s nurturing.”
Jean-Pierre - who is the first black lesbian press secretary - is known for her glib, contemptuous demeanor and immodest conviction that she is a "historic" figure.
The Vogue piece, a ponderous, 3,800-word exercise in flattery, delves into the minutiae of her daily routine as if that were actually true.
"She meets the White House press corps almost daily—favoring bright colors and bold eye shadow when she does," the author, Mattie Khan, gushes.
"And, while she’s more reserved than some of her predecessors and less likely to respond to provocation with a social media–ready retort, she has sharpened her own technique: disarm with a smile, then lay out the facts at hand," Khan added.
It's just the latest fawning profile of a Democrat apparatchik to appear in Vogue, which previously gave Pravda-like coverage to Jill Biden, Jen Psaki and Kamala Harris.
The breathless prose describes Jean-Pierre as "blunt, with a touch of compassion," while attributing her infamous stumbling delivery to "fastidious" preparation.
"In prep, she chooses adjectives and verbs with fastidious care," the article says.
Of Jean-Pierre's notorious overreliance on copious briefing notes: "No office in America relies on hole punchers like this one does."
But Jean-Pierre has developed a rough hide from being in the line of fire. It isn't easy being asked softball questions by the Associated Press five days a week.
“I take none of it personally,” she said. “I’m representing the president, so petty is just not on the menu.”
Before rising to her "historic" station, Jean-Pierre pursued medicine but changed directions after performing poorly on entrance exams.
The ambitious striver admitted to Vogue that she "1000 percent" had no plans to be a mom before meeting Malveaux. It was Malveaux who adopted their daughter first, shortly after they started dating.
"I think that's one of the reasons I left to do campaigns," Jean-Pierre said. "Because it took me away from the responsibilities of home."
While she has difficulty juggling her demanding job with being a mom, Jean-Pierre sees the two roles as connected.
“Everything that we do, being led by the president, is going to matter, not just today, but tomorrow and for the rest of our lives,” she says. “What we do is certainly going to change the trajectory of her life.”
While the world is surely dying with curiosity to learn what Jean-Pierre thinks, she takes her job extremely seriously, she said - always taking care to separate her personal opinion from her briefing room spin.
“I signed up to speak on behalf of this president. That’s why he selected me,” she said.