Who knew that Vice Presidential pick Paul Ryan had a black girlfriend during his college days at Miami of Ohio University?
Deneeta Pope, a 40 year-old Chicago realtor and specialist, revealed that not only is Ryan a nice guy, but he had no racial hang-ups when they were dating.
As reported by the MailOnline:
Pope said she met the future vice presidential candidate through friends at Miami University some 20 years ago.
Pope, 40, said: 'Paul is a very nice guy, a kind guy and a family guy. He's very approachable and a very likeable person.'
The relationship and the negative reaction he said he suffered from his so-called friends were a formative experience in the political evolution of the VP pick who described himself as a 'big, big fan' of Martin Luther King and is a staunch advocate of civil rights.
Pope also said that while their relationship was not very serious, they have remained friends through the years.
'It tells you the kind of guy Paul is when you learn that he has remained friends with all of his friends that he met in college.'
A registered Democrat since at least 2008, in 2009 she made three donations of $324 each to President Barack Obama's inaugural fund.
'I am indeed a Democrat. That’s no secret. But although I have a different political association to Paul, I support him and wish him continued success.'
Today Pope lives a quiet life in the affluent suburb of Lincoln Park in Chicago, where she works in real estate and puts out fitness videos.