Lindsay Mills is 37 years old as of 2023. He was born on February 20, 1985
Who is Lindsay Mills?| Edward Snowden’s Girlfriend | Where is She Now?
Lindsay Mills quickly went from obscurity to fame as a result of her relationship with Edward Snowden, the former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee who in 2013 became popular for leaking classified information from the National Security Agency without the government’s authorization.
After the leak, the world became interested in people connected with Snowden and his girlfriend, Lindsay Mills was no exception. Edward has since been wanted for stealing government property and violating the Espionage Act of 1917. As a result, he had to flee the United States and now seeks temporary asylum in Russia.
Who is Lindsay Mills – Edward Snowden’s Girlfriend
Who exactly is Lindsay Mills? Americans began to ask immediately word got out that she was Edward Snowden’s Girlfriend. Before her boyfriend’s act of treason made her popular, Lindsay Mills was already some sort of minor celebrity. She is a performance artist, pole dancer, acrobat, and blogger.
It isn’t quite clear when Lindsay was born but considering the fact that she graduated from high school in 2003, estimations are that she could have been born in the mid-1980s.
Mills is a native of Laurel and she attended Laurel High School in Maryland. Immediately after high school graduation, she proceeded to the Maryland Institute College of Art from where she would graduate in 2007.
It isn’t known to the media how Mills and Snowden met, but chances are that it could’ve been in Maryland – Snowden, a native of Elizabeth City North Carolina relocated with his family to Fort Meade, Maryland in the early 1990s when he was still in grade school.
Mills and Snowden began dating in 2009 and by 2012, they had relocated together to Oahu, an island in Hawaii. Snowden had just been offered a job there by the consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, to work as a systems analyst for the National Security Agency’s Threat Operations Center.
The travel-lover, fun-loving, outgoing Mills was in no way idle in Hawaii as she became a member of the Waikiki Acrobatic Troupe where she was a part of a small group that met and performed once a month at a bar.
CIA Agents Secrets
CIA Agents often struggle with the difficulty of hiding away information from their lover/spouse and obviously, Mills suffered the same in her relationship with her CIA employee boyfriend who didn’t disclose to her his intentions of leaking the government’s classified files to a group of journalists.
She only got to know of her boyfriend’s involvement with the leaks like the rest of – after he came forward. After Snowden’s confirmation as the source of the leak on Sunday, Mills on Monday took to her Lsjourney blog to post her feelings about Snowden’s revelation.
In the blog post titled “Adventures of a world-traveling, pole-dancing superhero,” Mills hinted that she would be absent from the blog for some time. Part of the post read;
“As I type this on my tear-streaked keyboard I’m reflecting on all the faces that have graced my path…My world has opened and closed all at once.”
The following day which was on a Tuesday, Mills deactivated the blog where she often posted photos of her adventures traveling the world and sometimes details about her relationship with Snowden whom she referred to as E on the blog.
When Mills asked Snowden about his travel to Hong Kong, weeks before the leak, he was vague with his explanation, saying he had to be away for a while.
After the leak, her father, Jonathan Mills, was approached by reporters and he had only nice things to say about his daughter’s boyfriend, describing him as “very nice. Shy, and reserved”.
Where is She Now?
Though Lindsay was apparently hurt by the news of her boyfriend’s involvement with the leak, it wasn’t enough reason to break their relationship.
They appear to be very much together we can tell from the photos of him she posts on social media. She dedicated a post to him on Valentine’s day of 2018.
Mills is still a resident of the United States, however, it appears she now spends most of her time with Snowden in Moscow.
Lindsay Mills was for the first time seen in public in 2015 at the Academy Awards. She went upstage along with filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald to receive the Oscar for Best Documentary feature for Citizenfour, a documentary about Snowden and his decision to go ahead with the leak. She later took to her blog which she has since resumed writing to write about the experience.
Shailene Woodley portrayed her in the 2016 feature film, Snowden directed by Oliver Stone.
Lindsay Mills’s Job And Net Worth
Lindsay Mills gathers the prominent part of her net worth from her job as a pole-dancer and acrobat. She is a well-trained dancer, who specializes in pole dancing, acrobatics, and aerial dance. As per Payscale, the average annual salary of a pole dancer in the United States is $48,110.
Alongside Lindsey’s fortune, her boyfriend, Edward earned over $200,000 from digital speaking engagements in the U.S.
In the movie Snowden, which is a biographical thriller film based on Edward Snowden, Lindsay’s fictional character was portrayed by Shailene Woodley. Also the director of the movie, Oliver Stone told that the beauty was critical to Snowden’s transformation from US patriot to the notorious whistleblower. As per the plot of a film, Edward met Lindsay Mills through a dating website.
Lindsay Mills Wedding
Every time when we heard the name Lindsay Mills, we know her as the loyal girlfriend of a computer professional, Edward Snowden who leaked the information of NSA without the authority. Mills is a former pole dancer who rose to fame after she started her relationship with Snowden.
Dating NSA Whistleblower, Any Plans Of Wedding?
Lindsay Mills, age 33, is dating NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, a professional computer expert who doesn’t have a proper academic background. The lovebirds are reportedly dating each other since 2009, four years before her boyfriend Edward leaked the US government information.
They lived in Hawaii for some time before Lindsay’s boyfriend fled the country for Hong Kong and then Russia as he was on-the-run from US authorities after revealing mass-surveillance tactics in 2013.
After Lindsay learned about the truth that her boyfriend leaked the US government secrets, she remained in the U.S for a time.
Lindsay Mills, who often shares her sensual pictures on social media, has shared many pictures with her beau on Instagram. On the occasion of Christmas 2017, she shared a photo with her boyfriend where Edward is seen kissing on her chick.
Lindsay Mills poses for a picture with her boyfriend, Edward Snowden on Christmas of 2017 (Photo: Instagram)
Further, on Valentine’s Day of 2018, the couple enjoyed the day playing a game together in a sofa. She even Instagrammed a photo of her with boyfriend and wished him ‘Happy Valentines Day.’
On 26 June 2018, Lindsay celebrated the birthday of the love of her life. She surprised her partner, to whom she calls “Lightbringer,” with a cupcake. Mills then shared the beautiful moment with her fans on her Instagram.
She called Edward her favorite Hero, who accepted her over-frosted cake. Lindsay even wished that she could celebrate many more birthdays with him. Lindsay and Edward, who often flaunt their romance on social media, are relishing their time as a romantic couple.
As of now, Lindsay and her boyfriend have completed over nine years of dating affair, but Lindsay and her beau have not yet made a plan for sharing the wedding vows. As of now, Edward Snowden shares an apartment with his girlfriend, Lindsay in Russia.