Karl Rove (Steve Helber)

Rove and Johnson have been quietly dating for a couple of years, according to Texas pals. It’s the third marriage for Rove, who was divorced in 2009 from Darby Rove, with whom he has a son.

Read earlier: Karl Rove and lobbyist Karen Johnson -- officially his girlfriend or just another hunting buddy?, 3/3/11

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