Kathy Ambush, Clarence Thomas’ ex-wife

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Kathy Ambush is the ex-wife of Clarence Thomas. Kathy’s husband, Clarence is an American lawyer who serves as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to succeed Thurgood Marshall, and has served since 1991. Thomas is the second African-American to serve on the Court, after Marshall. Since 2018, Thomas has been the senior associate justice, the longest-serving member of the Court, with a tenure of 29 years, 341 days as of September 29, 2021.

Kathy Ambush Profile Summary

Full Name Kathy Ambush
Famous asthe ex-wife of Clarence Thomas
Date of BirthUnknown
AgeAround 70 years
Place of BirthUnited States of America
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityBlack-American
Children Jamal Adeen Thomas

Kathy is from Worcester, Massachusetts, and her father, Nelson Ambush, was a dental technician in Worcester. She was introduced to Clarence when he was studying at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

On June 5, 1971, Thomas married his college sweetheart, Kathy Grace Ambush the day after Clarence’s graduation, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Worcester. They got married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of friends, families, and loved ones.

However, the beautiful couple’s marriage didn’t last forever, the relationship went sour and they separated in 1981 and divorced in 1984. They were married for 13 years. During their 13 years of marriage, the couple had one child, Jamal Adeen, in 1973.

According to NYPost, after the separation, but still not divorced, Clarence began dating attorney and lobbyist, Virginia Lamp Thomas. Virginia was an aide to Republican Congressman Dick Armey. Clarence married Virginia in 1987.

Much has not been heard from Kathy Ambush since her separation and divorce from her ex-husband, Thomas. She has not disclosed anything about herself to the media. So people are still unknown about her marriage whether she is single now or not. Her date of birth, exact place of birth and other relevant information are still missing. Kathy is a very private person.

Kathy Ambush’s son, Jamal Adeen Thomas is now an American actor and television show personality. He is best known for his roles in the television shows FBI: Most Wanted, Grey’s Anatomy, and Entourage. The boy did not follow in the footsteps of his father. Instead, he decided to pursue a career in the movie industry.

Kathy Ambush

In 2016, Moira Smith, a lawyer, claimed that Kathy Ambush’s ex-husband, Thomas groped her at a dinner party in 1999, when she was a Truman Foundation scholar. Thomas called the allegation “preposterous”.

Kathy Ambush’s ex-husband, Clarence Thomas was reconciled to the Catholic Church in the mid-1990s. In his autobiography, he criticized the church for failing to grapple with racism in the 1960s during the civil rights movement, saying it was not so “adamant about ending racism then as it is about ending abortion now”. As of 2021, Thomas is one of 14 practicing Catholic justices in the Court’s history, of 114 justices total, and one of six currently serving.

Since 1999, Thomas and his wife have traveled across the U.S. in a motorcoach between Court terms.


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