Family is complicated, especially when marrying into one. Sometimes people don’t click and that’s life. It isn’t very uncommon to find a mother who believes their “child” deserves someone better than who they married either.
Well, the stereotypical feud between a wife and her mother-in-law reached a shocking new level in Texas and all in the public eye.
Texas Democrat MJ Hegar’s bid to unseat Republican incumbent Senator John Cornyn will be without the support of her own mother-in-law, who says she would “never vote” for Hegar because “she is not a good person.”
Patricia Heiman, the mother of Hegar’s husband Stephen Hegar, took to Facebook in the race’s final weeks to warn voters against supporting the Democratic Senate candidate, specifically pointing to Hegar’s failure to lend a helping hand to her three step-children after their home was burned down in a fire earlier this year.
“I know her personally and she is not a good person,” Heiman wrote. “I know that sounds like a spiteful mother-in-law but I speak on behalf of my son’s three other children that they do not see.”
Heiman wrote that Hegar and her own son took no action to help her three grandchildren after a fire burned down their home along with all their belongings in January. “His other children’s house burned to the ground last January,” Heiman wrote. “And they gave nothing, I mean nothing to help them out. MJ is only in it for herself. If she can’t help her stepchildren’s situation out, how do you think she’s going to help Texans out.”
The Washington Free Beacon was able to confirm Heiman’s relationship to Hegar, as well as the fire that burned down the house of Hegar’s three step-children and her husband’s first wife. A GoFundMe page created for the family says the fire took the home, both the family’s cars, and left the children with only the clothes they were wearing when they evacuated the house. The oldest of the three step-children posted pictures on the destruction caused by the fire on Jan. 7, and asked friends to help her family with gift cards for groceries and blankets.