- Mindy Nose, 47, joined the presidential candidate on stage after Wednesday’s debate
- The mother of three is a Charleston-based interior designer for Atlantic Properties of Lowcountry real estate firm
- She has lived in the state since graduating from the College of Charleston with a degree in Health Sciences
Senator Tim Scott debuted his relationship with his new girlfriend at the Republican presidential debate, finally revealing the name and face of his mystery partner.
Mindy Nose, a 47-year-old mother of three and design and renovation manager in Charleston, South Carolina, joined Scott on stage after the debate.
The presidential candidate’s campaign confirmed to DailyMail.com that the pair were romantic after sharing the touching moment.
Noce has lived in South Carolina since graduating from the College of Charleston, where she majored in health sciences.
He works as an interior designer for the real estate firm Atlantic Properties of the Lowcountry.
According to the firm’s website, Noce was introduced to the area when her three older brothers played football at The Citadel.
She has lived on Isle of Palms and Daniel Island for almost eighteen years and is a self-described “mover and shaker with a creative eye and love for people.”
Her Instagram account is filled with photos of her interior design work and group photos with her colleagues.
Asked in the spin room after the debate about his girlfriend, Sen. Scott replied nonchalantly, “She’s great.” He told reporters the two had been dating for “a few months.”
In September, Scott told a crowd in Iowa, “I’m dating a wonderful Christian girl,” though her identity remains under wraps.
After Wednesday night’s debate, Noche joined the senator on stage to take photos and was seen holding his hand.
The Washington Post did an in-depth story on the senator’s love life, and Scott said a church friend arranged the couple.
The two began talking about God and using an app to study the Bible together.
On a date at a restaurant in Charleston, she ordered the steak and he got the swordfish, and although they ate together, the senator later learned that she did not like swordfish.
The pair play pickleball and Scott is embarrassed to find out that he is the “weak guy on the court.”
Scott’s campaign manager confirmed to The Washington Post that the woman was real and that they even went to the zoo together.
The South Carolina senator was defensive when his relationship status was compared to the last unmarried president, James Buchanan in 1861.
“The fact that half of America’s adult population is single for the first time suggests that somehow being married or not is going to be the determining factor in whether you’re a good president,” Scott said at the time.
“Sounds like we’re living in 1963, not 2023.”
Early in his career, Scott claimed to have been a 30-year-old virgin and campaigned on a pledge of abstinence.
In 2012, after 16 years in public life and winning a seat in the US House of Representatives at the age of 46 and still single, Scott admitted that he was no longer a virgin.