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Unknown facts about Deborah Shiling, Bernie Sanders’s ex-wife revealed! 

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If you are very conversant with American politics, then the name, Bernie Sanders shouldn’t be strange to you but then Deborah Shiling might be especially if you are a member of Generation Z. 

Well, for old folks, Deborah Shiling shouldn’t sound strange. She is the ex-wife of popular American politician, Bernie Sanders. The duo got married in 1964 but unfortunately divorced 24 months later. 

Deborah Shilling and Bernie Sanders have since moved on with their lives and it’s interestingly to note that neither of the two has a bad feeling toward one another. 


In this short post, we shall discuss what we know about Deborah Shiling. Her background, career, net worth are some of the details you will get to know at the end of reading this post. 

Deborah Shiling Background

Deborah Shiling Messing, also known as Deborah Shiling, is an American politician and the ex-wife of US Senator Bernie Sanders.

She rose to fame as a result of her relationship with Bernie Sanders. Her biography, career, marriage to Bernie Sanders, net worth, and other intriguing facts you probably didn’t know about her are all included in this post. Let’s have a peek at her profile before we continue.

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Deborah Shiling was born in 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland, the United States of America, and is best known for her romantic relationship with Bernie Sanders. She recently divorced.

She was born in 1944 and is now 78 years old. She was born and reared in Baltimore, Maryland, and so is a naturalized American citizen. 

Shiling earned a bachelor of science degree in Medicine from the University of Chicago during her college years, thanks to her parents’ connections in the noble profession.


Her surname is Shiling, hence her father is Mr Shiling by default. According to thrillng.com, he (Deborah’s father) was the head surgeon at the Sinai Hospital when she decided to pursue medicine as a career.


Deborah Shiling, a doctor by profession, chose to pursue a career in politics instead, and she married a politician along the way. Deborah’s interest in politics was influenced by her husband – scratch that. Deborah’s interest in politics was influenced by her parents’ involvement in medicine.

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Shiling is a white woman who belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group. 


Bernie Sanders was married to Deborah Shiling for two years. While still undergraduates at the University of Chicago, the love-duo met for the first time.


Deborah Shiling and Sanders married in 1964, a year after they initially met, after growing from friends to a couple, according to thrillng.com. Despite the fact that they broke up two years later and went their separate ways, the now-ex-lovers always had something positive to say about each other whenever they are forced to speak about their relationship after it ended.

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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders married Jane Sanders, but it’s unclear whether Deborah Shiling did the same. Bernie Sanders and Jane have a child together known as Levy. 


Net Worth

Deborah Shiling’s net worth is expected to be between $500,000 and $1 million, according to reports, especially because her net worth remains unknown.

About Bernie Sanders

Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and activist who has represented Vermont in the United States Senate since 2007. From 1991 to 2007, he served as the United States Representative representing the state’s at-large congressional district. Sanders is the longest-serving independent in the history of the United States Congress. He has a tight affiliation with the Democratic Party, having caucused with Democrats in the House and Senate for the majority of his time in Congress. [1] Sanders ran for President of the United States of America as a member of the Democratic Party in both 2016 and 2020, finishing second in both elections. He was the mayor of Burlington, Vermont, before being elected to Congress.

Sanders identifies as a democratic socialist and is recognized with influencing the Democratic Party’s leftward turn following his 2016 presidential campaign. He is known for his opposition to economic inequality and neoliberalism. He is a supporter of social democratic and progressive policies.


He supports worker rights, universal and single-payer healthcare, paid parental leave, tuition-free tertiary education, and an ambitious Green New Deal to create jobs that solve climate change. In terms of foreign policy, he favors cutting military spending, increasing diplomacy and international cooperation, and emphasizing labor rights and environmental issues in international trade negotiations. Sanders is an advocate for workplace democracy and has lauded aspects of the Nordic model.

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