Kamala Harris breaks barriers with her multicultural, blended family

Vice President Harris became a stepmother of two when she wed Douglas Emhoff in 2014.
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We have the new second family, vice president kamala Harris breaking new ground with her blended family. Rachel Scott is back with more on that for us. Good morning again, Rachel. Reporter: Hey, robin. Good morning. This is a blended family of different faiths and races, a second family like we have never seen before in our nation's history. It will be a second family filled with firsts. Kamala Harris, stepping into history as our nation's first female vice president bringing her diverse and blended family onto the national stage. The man by her sowing, Douglas Craig Emhoff making history of his own as the country's first second gentleman and the first jewish spouse in any administration. How do you think he's going to put a stamp on because he's making history as well. He is. He is making history. He will be the first second gentleman of the United States of America. And he is very excited about it. He's aware that, you know, we still have so much work to do to remind our children of every gender that they should not be confined by the limited perception that some might have of who they are and what they can be. Reporter: The couple met on a blind date marrying in 2014. You know, the kamala Harris that I knew, she wears chucks and jeans, in fact, that's what she was wearing when I got down on my knees and asked her to marry me. The wedding honoring her Indian root, his jewish heritage, her sister and closest confident officiated. Emhoff becoming her biggest cheerleader putting his own career on hold to support the campaign and a holiday market back in December picking out this stocking stuffer, a t-shirt with the words madam vice president but to his two kid, Cole and Ella she's known as momala. Vice president will be great. But momala will always be the one that means the most. Reporter: This year like so many family, turning to zoom for that quality time together. Is dad still in hair and makeup. I heard everything you were saying about me. Reporter: Sundays are usually spent around the dinner table. Harris calling those family dinners non-negotiable. I always mean the family that you make to be family, right, which includes for some of us, you know, our family who we were raised with and born with but, you know, also our chosen Reporter: That sometimes includes her husband's ex-wife Kirsten too. Harris often joking that their modern family is a bit too functional. We have a very modern family. My husband's ex-wife, the kids' mother and her mother came to our house for Thanksgiving. Oh, good. You got to get her in line, you know, you got to make sure. Bring everyone into the circle. Reporter: While Cole, 26 and Ella, 21 admit they're still getting used to sharing their parents with the world -- Auntie -- her niece meena posting these behind-the-scenes moments of her aunt and sharing the inspiration behind her daughter's looks for the specl day writing special coats to look just like auntie's. Wednesday was the first time their family had seen each other in months, last together on the day Biden and Harris declared victory telling her 4-year-old grand niece she could one day lead the nation. You could be president but not right now, you have to be over the age of 35. I'm going to be a astronaut president. Reporter: Her mother would often tell her she may be the first to do P.M. Things but to make sure she's not the last. And the hash # my vp looks like me was trending, second gentleman Doug Emhoff says he wants to raise his children in ray world where it is not news that a loving partner of any gender could support their spouse and so many this morning looking at the images of that second family and saying, this reflects the diversity of America, robin. You said that right. All right, Rachel. Thank you again.

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