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Fernando Lujan

Yasmine Published On Thu Apr 16 2020   Modified On Thu Apr 16 2020
Fernando Lujan

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Full NameFernando Lujan
First NameFernando
Last NameLujan
Birth NameFernando M. Lujan
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseBrianna Keilar
No Of Children2
EducationMasters in Public Policy, International Security and Political Economy
Networth$500 k
Date of Birth1977
Married DateDecember 30,2016


    Body and Relation Status of Fernando Lujan

    What is Fernando Lujan marital status ?Married
    How many children does Fernando Lujan have ?2
    Who is Fernando Lujan married with?Brianna Keilar
    When was Fernando Lujan married?2016

    Lieutenant Colonel Fernando Lujan is a brave son of the United States of America. Lujan is active in the military for his whole adult life and protected the country from internal and external threats, risking his own life. However, most people all around the world know him as the husband of CNN anchor Brianna Keilar. 

    Is Fernando Lujan Married?

    Lieutenant Colonel Fernando Lujan is happily married to CNN anchor Brianna Keilar for the past three years. Though both are involved in demanding jobs, they are able to maintain their relationship without any news of trouble.

    The reason behind their current marital bliss may be the result of their past learnings. They both had failed marriages before.

    Fernando Lujan wife is CNN anchor Brianna Keilar.
    Source:Brianna Keilar Instagram(@briannakeilar)

    Keilar divorced Dave French in 2011.Though the details of Lujan's first wife is not available, still many website claim the Texas native was previously married.  

    Met His Future Wife At An Happy-Hour

    In the summer of 2012, Fernando Lujan was based in Washington D.C., as he was working as a Director on the National Security Council at the White House. During one post-work happy hour, he first met his future wife. They talked and became acquaintances.

    His future wife was so impressed with him on the first meeting only that she set him up with her best friend. That date went nowhere,so she stopped setting him up.

    Brianna Keilar is a former White House Correspondent of CNN.
    Source: MRCTV

    Keilar at that time was covering White House, so they worked among the same circles and often met over the years at various events. But all those meetings were only friendly as at that time, they were dating somebody else. 

    However, towards late 2015, both became single. Lujan using that opportunity finally asked her for a date which she happily agreed.

    The pair went to Brianna's favorite restaurants for dinner. According to Keilar, they talked so much that they hardly looked at their food. On the first date only, they knew it was beginning of something special.

    Proposed With Custom-Made Engagement Ring

    After a few months of dating,Fernando Lujan was more than ready to propose to his then- girlfriend, now wife and started preparing the ring. 

    Since knowing that Keiler loves Sapphire, Harvard graduate got in contact with a talented jeweler in India and designed a ring with 6.03 carat Ceylon Sapphire set with tiny diamonds in white gold, in a simple classic setting.

    Brianna Keilar wearing her engagement ring. 
    Source: Brianna Keilar Instagram(@briannakeilar)

    Lujan made the plan to ask the question in June when the pair will be in California for her mother's retirement. He wanted to do it in the presence of their friends and family. Sadly, it was canceled as Keilar's mom Miriam lost her life unexpectedly to leukemia.

    Nonetheless, Major was set to marry her, so he proposed to her in Fourth of July in a private setting. He went down in one knee at their terrace during the fireworks. 

    Had a Weekend-Long Wedding in Las Vegas

    Lujan and his then Fiance planned for a three -day New Year wedding and invited 85 friends and family for the celebration. Keilar's co-workers Dana Bash, Brooke Baldwin and Wolf Blitzer, were some of the high-profile guests.

    The wedding took place on 30 December 2016 at the art-filled Gallery at City Center. For the big day, the bride went against tradition and wore a  sculptural, short, white dress designed by La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni. On the other hand, the groom sported his Army Special Forces uniform.

    Fernando Lujan and his wife on their wedding day.
    Source: Brianna Keilar Instagram(@briannakeilar)

    After exchanging vows written by themselves, a reception was held at the Mandarin Oriental.  After three long festivities, the newlywed celebrated a short honeymoon at The Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland. 

    Do Fernando Lujan Have Children?

    Fernando is a proud parent of two sons. His first son Teddy Lujan was born to him from one of his past affairs. Lujan shares the joint physical and legal custody of Teddy with his mother. The name of the biological mother of Teddy is not disclosed to the public.

    His second son, Antonio Allen Martinez Lujan was born on June 8, 2018 to him and his wife, Brianna Keilar. Though he was born a month earlier, at the time of birth he was healthy with no medical complications.

    Career and Net Worth

    Fernando Lujan, after completing high school, joined United States Military Academy at West Point. After graduating, he served many deployments especially around Pakistan-Afghanistan area. With time his rank increased and he became a Major in Special Forces. 

    In between deployment, he completed Masters in Public Policy, International Security and Political Economy from Harvard, which in turn helped him teach  politics, policy, and strategy at the U.S. Military Academy and an associate of the West Point Combating Terrorism Center. 

    Fernando Lujan is a Major in US Military.
    Source: YouTube

    Lujan though later in the career involved in various councils and remained off the field, but he is still an active military member and regularly goes on deployment. 

    Fernando is active in the military for the past two decades. Since the military is not a high paying job,so his Net Worth is around $500,000.

    Quick Facts:Fernando Lujan 

    • Lujan is a proud Mexican-American.
    • His family is based in Texas.
    • Fernando lost his father to cancer.
    • Fernando  is an alum of Churchill HS.
    • He has limited proficiency in Arabic, Dari, and Spanish.

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