After her husband’s latest hospitalization for clinical depression at a hospital in the Washington, D.C. area, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, the wife of Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman, departed the country due to an overwhelming amount of media attention.
“I am not really sure how to navigate this journey but am figuring it out slowly. 1 week ago today when the news dropped, the kids were off from school and media trucks circled our home. I did the first thing I could think of … pack them in the car and drive,” Gisele tweeted.
Despite receiving too much media attention, Barreto revealed her plans on social media to take the kids up to Canada while her husband stayed in the hospital.
“We drove straight into … Canada (and lovely Buffalo NY) (Pro Tip: always have passports ready just in case you have to run away ) We talked about lots of hard things and how we will all have to face hard things. About the need to be gentle … with all and with ourselves.”
It was revealed earlier in February that Fetterman was hospitalized. He has dealt with issues surrounding his two previous strokes, however, a couple days after that news broke that he actually admitted himself into the hospital for clinical depression. While details are certainly ambiguous, it was divulged that his work life sadly was declining due to his health concerns.
We also talked about how joy and fun can and must still exist, even when someone we love is in pain. And tomorrow? Who knows. Will try all over again. ❤️
— Gisele Barreto Fetterman (@giselefetterman) February 24, 2023
Senator John Fetterman is in Walter Reed being treated for clinical depression and his wife Gisele is ziplining with the kids at Niagara Falls. pic.twitter.com/o2JN4BsI5X
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 24, 2023
BREAKING: John Fetterman's office says that he checked himself into Walter Reed to be treated for clinical depression. pic.twitter.com/v5JUMnTZju
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 16, 2023