Leo Varadkar: Ireland’s Next Prime Minister?

Those of you who are political animals might have heard of Leo Varadkar – this dashing 38 year old daddy type is Ireland’s minister for social protection. And he might just become Ireland’s next prime minister! He’d also become the youngest prime minister of Ireland and the first one of Asian descent – that’s three records in one person!

It’s not something that defines me. I’m not a half-Indian politician or a doctor politician or a gay politician for that matter. It’s just part of who I am” he said when he publicly came out in 2015.

Leo is also paired up with a drop dead gorgeous Irish doctor Matthew Barrett – and he’s very supportive of his high profile politician husband! “Matt is just a very special person, someone who is unconditionally on my side, which is always great. I know I sound like bloody Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets but it’s true. Matt is definitely cleverer than me, which occasionally I can find intimidating. He is very, very intelligent. He can read faster than me. He can do calculations faster than me. He is very bright. He is a Gaeilgeoir as well. And although he is not really party political it is amazing how quickly he understands politics. He gets it really quickly.”

Leo and Matt:

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