Who is Susan Mikula? MSNBC host Rachel Maddow revealed that her partner had tested positive for covid-19 but viewers want to know more about who she is.

Last night, November 19th, Rachel Maddow spoke on MSNBC after taking some time off. She revealed that her partner, Susan Mikula, has tested positive for covid-19 two weeks ago. However, as Rachel had tested negative they were forced to quarantine separately.

“At one point we really though there was a possibility that it might kill her and that’s why I’ve been away,” said Rachel on the severity of Susan Mikula’s health. Susan is now recovering though.

Who is Susan Mikula?

62-year-old Susan Mikula was born on March 7th 1958 and is an artist and photographer.

As a photographer she is successful and has published landscaped photography collections which have been displayed in exhibition in New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Susan Mikula tends to work with older techniques to create her work including pinhole and polaroid cameras.

Susan lives with Rachel in a Manhattan apartment in the West Village, but they also share a weekend home which is a pre-Civil War farmhouse in Western Massachusetts.

Unlike her partner, Susan Mikula told People that she “loves indulging in girlie accessories like purses,” which Rachel claims to “look like a dude”.

Photo by Vallery Jean/FilmMagic

Her relationship with Rachel Maddow

Susan, who is Rachel’s partner not wife, has been with Rachel since 1999. However they’ve both been tight-lipped about why they’ve chosen not to marry.

The two met when Susan hired Rachel to do yard work for her. Rachel described meeting Susan Mikula to People as “love at first sight,” and “very Desperate Housewives”.

According to HuffPost, they went on to have their first date at the ‘Ladies Day on the Range’ event hosted by the National Rifle Association.

Rachel said of Susan during her MSNBC appearance last night:

“I’m one of the lucky people on this earth who has a life like that. She’s the centre of my life. She’s the organizing principle of my life. My relationship with Susan is the only thing at the end of the day that I would kill or die for without any hesitation.” 

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