Ex-D.C. mayor Fenty dating widow of Steve Jobs

WASHINGTON – Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty reportedly is dating the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

The Washington Post reports Fenty, 42, and Laurene Powell Jobs, 49, met at an education conference in Houston in 2011 and the ex-mayor joined the board of a nonprofit, College Track, co-founded by Powell Jobs the next year.

That position reportedly led to Fenty’s role as special adviser to Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The Post says Fenty met the firm’s co-founder, Marc Andreessen, at a College Track event, and that Andreessen’s wife is a close friend of Powell Jobs.

According to the Post’s sources, a friendship between Fenty and Powell Jobs turned into a “budding romance” at about the same time that Fenty and his wife, Michelle, announced their split at the beginning of this year, although the paper says it doesn’t appear Powell Jobs played a role in the separation.

Both Powell Jobs and Fenty have three children.

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