Aisha McShaw (Al Sharpton’s Girlfriend) Wiki – Aisha McShaw (Al Sharpton’s Girlfriend) Biography
Aisha McShaw is the longtime girlfriend of Reverend Al Sharpton, the civil rights leader, Baptist minister and founder of the National Action Network.
Sharpton delivered the eulogy at the memorial service for George Floyd today at North Central University in Minneapolis. The service was reserved for family and friends of the Floyd family, but the event was also streamed online. Supporters gathered near the chapel to pay their respects.
Sharpton was expected to announce a “new social movement” during the eulogy, the New York Times reported. McShaw will likely be in attendance as well.
McShaw entered the fashion industry nearly a decade ago as a wardrobe consultant, according to her LinkedIn profile. She explained on her professional website that fashion had always been her true calling and that she “began her fashion journey as a stylist, styling housewives, corporate women, celebrities, and attending numerous red carpet events herself.”
Aisha McShaw and Al Sharpton’s
McShaw has attended multiple White House events alongside boyfriend Sharpton. The couple was invited to a state dinner in February 2014 when the Obama administration hosted French President Francois Hollande.
Sharpton and McShaw have also been regulars at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinners. They attended the event in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Sharpton has not always been amused by the comedians’ bits. In 2016, Larry Wilmore used the n-word toward the end of his set in reference to Obama. Sharpton said the remark was in “poor taste” and that it had been offensive.
McShaw and Sharpton have been together for at least a decade. In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2016, McShaw was described as Sharpton’s “girlfriend of six years.”
Sharpton and McShaw appeared at various events together but they didn’t make their romantic relationship public until 2013. McShaw confirmed she was Sharpton’s girlfriend during a political event in July 2013. The couple attended the New York County Democratic Committee Award Ceremony and a reporter asked McShaw about her and Sharpton’s relationship.
There are few details of McShaw’s personal life before she began dating Sharpton. She has a daughter named Laila, but McShaw does not share pictures of her on social media. The New York Daily News reported in 2013 that McShaw’s daughter was a teenager at the time.
In 2012, a family member referenced McShaw’s child in a comment on Facebook. He described McShaw as an “awesome mom” and a “beautiful woman.” McShaw has also kept the identity of Laila’s father under wraps.
Before entering the fashion industry, McShaw worked in banking. She notes on her fashion brand’s website that her prior career in the banking industry lasted more than 10 years. Multiple outlets in 2013 reported McShaw worked at Wells Fargo as a personal banker, citing her LinkedIn profile. Her account no longer lists that experience.