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Mark Cuban and His Wife Tiffany on Marriage, the Billionaire Lifestyle, and a Potential Presidential Bid

Mark Cuban says his wife doesn't want him to run for president.

By Áine CainBusiness Insider
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• Mark Cuban met his wife, advertising executive Tiffany, at the gym in 1997.

• Earlier in their relationship, Tiffany had trouble adjusting to the billionaire's lifestyle and the couple experienced "scheduling problems."

• They were wed in an intimate 2002 ceremony in Barbados, and now have three children.

"Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has long teased a run for the White House.

As an outspoken critic of US President Donald Trump, Cuban even weighed the possibility of taking over the Republican ticket at some point.

But if Cuban's wife Tiffany Cuban has anything to say about it, a run for the White House may be off the table. CNBC reported that he said he would be far more tempted to toss his hat into the political ring if he was single.

The couple wed in 2002, and is currently worth $3.3 billion, according to Forbes.

Here's a look inside their 15-year marriage:

Cuban first met Tiffany the gym in 1997. He was 39 and had already launched Broadcast.com, which Yahoo would acquire in 1999 for $5.7 billion. Tiffany was a 27-year-old advertising executive.

Cuban first met Tiffany the gym in 1997. He was 39 and had already launched Broadcast.com, which Yahoo would acquire in 1999 for $5.7 billion. Tiffany was a 27-year-old advertising executive.
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Source: ForbesBustle

Early on in their relationship, Cuban said he considered any speculation about marriage "a no-win question for me," according to Forbes

Early on in their relationship, Cuban said he considered any speculation about marriage
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Source: Bustle

And, while they were still dating, Tiffany told The New York Times that adjusting to life with the billionaire required "great patience."

And, while they were still dating, Tiffany told The New York Times that adjusting to life with the billionaire required
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Source: The New York Times

During their courtship, she continued to drive her Honda to her advertising job, and wasn't a fan of their "impractical" chateau.

During their courtship, she continued to drive her Honda to her advertising job, and wasn't a fan of their
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Source: The New York Times

The couple also suffered from "scheduling problems," according to The New York Times, owing to the billionaire's penchant for dividing his day into "blocks of seconds" and staying up on his computer late into the night. At the time, Tiffany said, "I always know I'm not going to be No. 1. He can't turn it off. He just can't."

The couple also suffered from
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Source: The New York Times

Still, the couple found a way to make it work, and wed on a beach in Barbados in 2002. The event was low key and intimate, with only 20 close friends and family in attendance.

Still, the couple found a way to make it work, and wed on a beach in Barbados in 2002. The event was low key and intimate, with only 20 close friends and family in attendance.
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Source: ESPNThe Dallas Morning News

Initially, Cuban and Tiffany had their sights set on Jamaica, but Hurricane Isadore forced them to switch islands. However, in an email to The Associated Press, Cuban said the couple was "having a blast on our honeymoon."

Source: ESPNThe Dallas Morning News

Cuban and Tiffany now have three children. At South by Southwest, the billionaire said he and his wife stress the importance of hard work: "They can't be Mark Cuban's or Tiffany Cuban's son or daughter. They have to be adults and they have to carry their own weight."

Cuban and Tiffany now have three children. At South by Southwest, the billionaire said he and his wife stress the importance of hard work:
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Tiffany told DFW Child that she tries to keep her kids "out of the public eye as much as possible." Despite her husband's busy schedule, she said the family finds time for low-key rituals, like Saturday morning breakfasts at a diner and plenty of downtime.

Tiffany told DFW Child that she tries to keep her kids
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Source: Dallas, Fort Worth, North Texas Child

But Cuban has joked that his political ambitions might prove to be a snag in the marriage. The entrepreneur told New York Times columnist Andrew Sorkin that when he brings up running in 2020, Tiffany always has the same response: "She asked me if I want to stay married."

But Cuban has joked that his political ambitions might prove to be a snag in the marriage. The entrepreneur told New York Times columnist Andrew Sorkin that when he brings up running in 2020, Tiffany always has the same response:
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Source: FortuneBusiness Insider

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Published on: Jan 9, 2018