By Judy Kurtz
Although GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wife says her husband “is not a picky eater, not at all, and he will eat anything you put in front of him,” Romney tells Ray she’s been cooking his favorite meatloaf cakes for his birthday dinner for the past 43 years.
The mom of five grown sons, 63, also gets personal in the episode, which airs on Thursday, Oct. 25. Romney reveals to the Food Network chef-turned-talk show host what she would have named a baby girl, saying, “I had a great-great-grandmother whose name was Patience Cleveland, and she married a man named a Mr. Darling — her name was Patience Darling, and I was going to name my girl Patience Darling Romney.”
The matriarch of the Romney family says if she could change one thing about her political spouse, she would switch up the scene at suppertime: “It would be nice if he wasn’t one of my boys, the sixth boy, at the dinner table in particular.”
But Ann Romney says, these days, date nights are out of the picture. “There is no going out anymore,” she tells Ray, “but quiet time at home, we have plenty of that … it gets dull with the two of us now — I mean, we’re so used to having so many around: the five boys, the five daughters-in-law, the 18 grandchildren. We’re not happy unless we have a big, big group going on around us.”