Now that the US presidential elections seem on the horizon and Democratic party nominee Joe Biden has pledged to select a woman as his VP, the speculations are ripe about who Biden is going to choose.
One of the leading candidates was Maylor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms. The 50-year-old Democrat, who was elected as the mayor in 2017, was also one of the most respected politicians among the party ranks. One of the reasons for her respect is her image as a “good, solid Christian”.
Credit goes to her 26 years of marriage with husband Derek Bottoms and the love between that still looked blossoming. This article will tell you who Derek Bottoms and everything you need to know about the marriage between him and the potential VP of the US.
Bio — Age, Birthday, Zodiac
According to our research, Derek was six years older than his wife, who turned 50 years of age on 18 January 2020. Meaning, Derek Bottoms was about 56 years of age and thus was born about the year 1963.
What’s more, Derek reportedly grew up celebrating his birthday every year on 1st November. As such, he was born a Scorpio for a Zodiac sign.
Derek Bottoms was born with the middle name William to parents: Lawrence Bottoms Jr. (Dad) and Celestine Bray Bottoms (Mom).
In October 2019, Lawrence passed away. Meanwhile, Celestine served on the Board of Commissioners for the Atlanta Commission on Women.
Hailing from a family of 4, Derek was siblings with a brother named Darian. Moreover, the Bottom brothers called Atlanta, Georgia home.
Derek’s nephew and Darian’s son — Darius — was shot dead in 2014 after being mistaken for a rival gang member.
Also, there was enough information regarding his in-laws, i.e. family of his wife.
Derek’s wife, Keisha was born to Major Lance, a soul singer from Chicago and his wife Sylvia Robinson. Her parents separated when her father was arrested for drug-dealing. So, Keisha was raised by her mother, who worked double jobs to raise her children.
Derek Bottoms Height, Weight, Distinct Features
Before delving deep into Derek and Keisha’s relationship, let’s talk about some wikis of Derek. Let’s talk about his physical attributes. Derek stands very tall at the height of 6 ft 2 inches and weighs 83 kilograms.
The distinctive feature of Derek: he had a homely face with a nice smile.
According to his wife, Derek was not on social media. His wife, however, is quite significant on social media. On Instagram only, she had over 417k followers. On Twitter, she had over 187k followers.
Derek Bottoms Net Worth, Job, Education
By education, Derek was a lawyer. Interestingly, Derek and Keisha met when both of them were studying at the University of Georgia College of Law. According to his LinkedIn Page, Derek attended Southwest High School before the University of Georgia.
Coming to his job, Derek was vice-president of employment practices and associate relations at The Home Depot. He had been working for the home improvement retailer for over 18 years. Before that, Derek worked for five years at a law firm Powell Goldstein.
Furthermore, Derek was also famous for his philanthropic works. He had worked for the Grady Health Foundation, Georgia Justice Project, as well as the 100 Black Men of Atlanta.
Reportedly, Derek Bottoms’ net worth had crossed $1 million by 2020.
Derek And Keisha Lance Bottoms: Married, Kids, Address
As said earlier, Derek and Keisha first met while both were studying at the University of Georgia College of Law in 1991. Three years later, in 1994, the couple married at the Ben Hill United Methodist Church in Atlanta.
On Valentine’s day 2020, Keisha shared a beautiful picture of husband and wife, happily celebrating Valentine’s day even after 26 years of being married together.
Derek and Keisha Lance Bottoms celebrating their 26th Valentine’s day as a married couple circa 2020 (PC: Keisha’s IG)
On the caption, Keisha called Derek her best friend. She also mentioned that each day wasn’t perfect in their 26 years of married life. One such rather fateful aspect was concerning their children. For a long time, the couple struggled unsuccessfully to conceive biologically.
Eventually, they gave up and instead opted to adopt. Derek and Keisha adopted four kids, three sons, and a daughter.
Derek and Keisha Bottoms and all their kids (PC: ajc.com)
The eldest kid of the Bottoms couple was 18 years of age by June 2020.
Even though all of the kids were adopted, the Bottoms family was very close-knit. And they still had a great rapport together, as evidenced by everything the members say and do in the media.
In July 2020, news broke Keisha tested positive for Coronavirus.