While Bernie Sanders has come to resemble the loud, rambling, and politically passionate grandpa millennial liberals wish for at family gatherings, not much is known about the Vermont senator's family life. For starters, he's an actual grandpa. Sanders has one biological son (Levi), three stepchildren, and seven grandchildren. Photos of Sanders and his family offer a glimpse into the presidential hopeful's seemingly normal personal life.
His rival, Hillary Clinton, has been in the spotlight for decades, and the nation knows just about everything about her whole family. Sanders on the other hand, doesn't even mention his family in campaign speeches or rallies very often, besides thanking his wife. Jane and he married in 1988, bringing her three children — Dave, Carina, and Heather — into his life. The senator had Levi with a former girlfriend, Susan Mott, when he was 28 years old.
Despite The Washington Post's description of Sanders as a grumpy grandpa, People depicted him as a fun grandpa who plays "Monster" and has toys scattered throughout his Vermont home. According to the magazine, the grandkids either call the 74-year-old Grandpa Bernie or Grandpa Bern. Check out photos of the Democrat with his family, from major throwbacks to more recent snapshots.
On The Campaign Trail
A Kiss On The Cheek
More Campaign Kisses
All The Grandkids
Grandpa's Running For President
Waiting For Iowa Caucus Results
As for some throwbacks...
The Happy Couple
... One More Bro Throwback
It's undeniable that Sanders and his family are adorable.