Nick Schmit: Meet Jonathan Capehart’s Husband

September 6, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Nick Schmit is a global public affairs strategist and the former assistant chief protocol of the US State Department. But, people know him better as the husband of Jonathan Capehart, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post writer. Two successful people in the world of politics are bound to have a net worth befitting their careers.

    Below are the details of Nick’s family, education, and relationship with his lovely husband, Jonathan Capehart.

    Key Takeaways

    • Nick is currently 43 years of age as of 2024.
    • He is the third of four siblings in the family.
    • He worked for the US State Department for eight years.
    • Nick has a net worth of $1 million.
    • Nick and his husband, Jonathan Capehart, married on January 7, 2017.

    Nick Schmit’s Family, Education

    Schmit was born on December 30, 1980, in the United States of America. His father and mother, Janice Schmit raised him alongside his three siblings. Not much is known about his siblings except that his sister, Sara Schmit-Krause works at Cargill as a supply chain planner.

    Nick Schmit takes a selfie.
    Schmit was born in 1980 in the US.

    For his college, Nick went to the University of North Dakota.

    What Does Nick Schmit Do? All About Jonathan Capehart’s Husband

    Nick is currently the Global Public Affairs strategist, carrying extensive experience in a senior-level State Department. According to his LinkedIn, the earliest date of his career was in 2005, when he served as a director of finance at the Clinton Foundation, supervising the New York annual budgets for two years.

    After that, he joined the group of Hillary for America campaign, serving as a compliance director in 2007. Only a year after that, he became a consultant for the Clinton Foundation.

    Then, Nick’s career gained a huge boost when he joined the U.S. Department of State and took on the role of assistant chief of Protocol for Diplomatic Partnerships. He worked there for eight years, from 2009 to 2017.

    What Is Nick Schmit’s Net Worth?

    He has an estimated net worth of $1 million, gained from his successful career as a global public affairs strategist. His salary as a strategist is between $63k to $100k.

    His husband, Jonathan, on the other hand, is worth $3 million.

    Nick Schmit Was Introduced To His Husband In 2010

    Schmit and Capehart’s story started as early as the spring of 2010, when Jed Hastings, the husband of former Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese, approached Jonathan to talk about Nick.

    Nick Schmit takes a picture with Jonathan.
    Nick was introduced to Jonathan by Jed Hastings.

    Jed told Jonathan about his sister-in-law’s cousin (Nick), who had moved to Washington and was also conveniently single. It was an effort in vain since Capehart was already in a relationship.

    Then, six months later, Jed acted as the cupid for the second time, reaching out to Jonathan on Facebook. This time, Jonathan was willing to give it a chance and found himself in a joint message with Nick. That was the start of their relationship.

    Jonathan Proposed To Nick After Taking Barack Obama’s Advice

    Jonathan proposed to Nick after the passing of the marriage equality law and a little convincing from Valerie Jarrett, an advisor to former president Barack Obama. As soon as the law passed in 2015, people were all in Jonathan’s ear, asking him when he would propose to Nick.

    A particular person who always pestered him about getting engaged was Valerie Jarrett, who gave him the advice that Barack Obama would give to other young men who were in a committed relationship. Jerrett shared Barack Obama’s advice,

    “The first question he asks is, “Do you love her?” The next is, “Do you know for a fact that she wants to marry you?” If the answer to both those questions is yes, then you have to get married. If you don’t want to, then you should end the relationship.”

    They Got Engaged in Italy

    It wasn’t long before Jonathan finally popped the question on May 16, 2016, during the couple’s visit to Positano, Italy. The engagement rings were ready months before the actual proposal. Jonathan even called Nick’s mother, Jan, to ask for her blessing.

    Nick Schmit and His Husband Jonathan Capehart Married in 2017

    Nick got married to his husband, Jonathan, on January 7, 2017. The lovely pair initially had intended to exchange their wedding vows in the fall of 2017, at the Meridian House in Northwest Washington.

    However, when Hilary Clinton lost the election, the gay couple tied the knot while the administration that supported gay rights was still in office.

    Their wedding took place at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington. Further, the former attorney general of the United States, Eric H. Holder, officiated the union.

    Nick Schmit and his husband enjoying their wedding.
    Nick and Jonathan had their wedding at the Jefferson Hotel.

    Some of the important people present at the wedding were the groom’s mothers, Jan Schmit and Margaret Capehart, the president of the Ford Foundation, Darrek Walker, MSNBC anchor, Tamron Hall, and Valerie Jarrett.

    Where Does Nick Schmit Live?

    Nick currently resides in Washington D.C., United States, alongside his husband, Jonathan.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Nicholas Schmit
    Popular Name Nick Schmit
    Birth Place USA
    Birthday December 30, 1980
    Age 43 years
    Zodiac Capricorn
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity White
    Mother Janice Schmit
    Siblings Sara Schmit-Krause
    College The University of North Dakota
    Profession Global Public Affairs Strategist
    Net Worth $1 Million
    Height 5 feet 8 inches
    Eye Color Brown
    Hair Color Brunette
    Sexuality Gay
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Jonathan Capehart