Heidi Cruz, 48, returned to Texas from her getaway in Cancún, Mexico only days after her husband Senator Ted Cruz, 50, did earlier in the week when he faced backlash for leaving his home state amid power and water outages from a severe winter storm.
The wife of the politician was with their two daughters, Caroline, 12, and Catherine, 10, who were also on the trip, as they carried luggage, backpacks, and stuffed animals. They also wore face masks.
The return comes the day after Heidi Cruz and her girls were seen spending time on a Cancún beach. The mother of two wore a bright red bikini and sunglasses as she waded in the blue water during the sighting before joining her daughters on the sand. She had a low bun in her hair and seemed relaxed as she took in the sun’s rays.
Heidi and Ted Cruz both caused controversy on Feb. 17 when photos of them preparing to travel to the Mexican location made their way on Twitter at the same time four million Texans were suffering from the effects of the storm, which started three days before.
They were photographed at Houston’s George Bush International Airport and after the Senator started getting called out online, like in the tweet below, and other outlets, he made a statement the following morning about his reason for leaving when he did.
The statement explained “with school canceled for the week, our girls asked us to take a trip with friends.” He then said he was trying to be “a good dad” by accompanying them on the flight there and insisted he was “flying back this afternoon.”
Soon after, however, it was revealed that he appeared to use his children as a scapegoat as The New York Times released leaked private text messages between Heidi Cruz and some of her neighbors.
In the messages, she allegedly said she wanted to go on the Cancún trip to get away from her “FREEZING” house and invited her neighbors to come along and stay at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, where there would be “good security.”
Source: Hollywood Life