At the office, Andrew Cuomo operates at two speeds — get along and kill — but at home he’s just a big old pussycat. So says his live-in love, celebrity “Semi-Homemade” chef Sandra Lee.
Our Ken Lovett reports:
“He’s so patient and mellow,” Lee said in a New York Times Magazine interview. “He doesn’t give me grief.”
The answer came after the interviewer suggested “a lot of crockery flying around at home” given Cuomo’s famed hot-temper and Lee’s “bulldog determination.”
“We never fight,” Lee insisted.
She swatted aside talk of a wedding in advance of the Democrat’s potential 2016 White House bid. “Andrew is focused on being governor,” she said. “He’s not running for President.”
As for the two tying the knot, Lee said, “we’re happy in the relationship the way it is.” She admitted, though, that Cuomo’s three daughters would like the two to marry. “It’s very sweet,” she said.
The interview got a little weighty when Lee was asked about a potential 2016 presidential matchup between Cuomo and portly New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie.
Asked if physical fitness has a bearing on performance, Lee said it does.
“I think you have to have an enormous amount of emotional and physical stamina to be in public service,” she said. “It’s a grueling job.”
Asked if she was saying Christie is too fat to be president, Lee responded: “No, I absolutely never said that. I have no comment.”
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