Suella Braverman parents: A look at the former Home Secretary’s childhood – with her real name revealed


Early Life and Name

Suella Braverman, who has been sacked as the Home Secretary for the second time, was born Sue-Ellen Cassiana Fernandes on April 3, 1980. She was born in Harrow to a Kenyan mother and Mauritian father and grew up in Wembley. Braverman's parents named her after a lead character in the popular TV soap Dallas, which was a hit during her birth year. However, her primary school teachers preferred the name Suella, which stuck.

Education and Career

Braverman studied law at Queens' College, Cambridge, and later completed a Master's degree in European and French law at Pantheon-Sorbonne University. During her time at Cambridge, she served as the President of the Cambridge University Conservative Association. She also qualified as an attorney in New York after passing the NY Bar exams.

Personal Life

Braverman married Rael Braverman in February 2018, and they have two children together. Their son George was born in July 2019, and their daughter Gabriella was born in March 2021. Braverman made history as the first cabinet minister to go on maternity leave after the birth of her daughter.

Sacking and Cabinet Reshuffle

Braverman was recently sacked as Home Secretary after being accused of fueling violent clashes on Armistice Day by criticizing Met Police chiefs. In a brief statement, she expressed her gratitude for having served as Home Secretary and hinted at having more to say in the future. Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has been appointed as her replacement.

In addition to Braverman's dismissal, Health Minister Neil O'Brien and Schools Minister Nick Gibb have also stepped down from their roles. These developments come as Rishi Sunak conducts a major cabinet reshuffle amidst growing tensions within the Conservative Party.