Ted Cruz's wife reveals he bought 100 soup cans after their honeymoon

How did Ted Cruz celebrate after his wedding? By going to the store and buying 100 cans of Campbell's Chunky soup, of course.

'You don't buy 100 of anything, much less canned soup'

Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi (left), revealed in a town hall event that her husband went out and bought 100 cans of Campbell's Chunky soup post-honeymoon. (Jim Young/Reuters/Mike Mozart/Flickr)

How do you celebrate your nuptials? By going to the store and buying 100 cans of Campbell's Chunky soup, of course.

At least, that's what Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz did after his honeymoon according to his wife, Heidi. She made the revelation Wednesday during a Republican presidential town hall event on CNN.

"When I married Ted, we got back from our honeymoon, and he went off to the store and came home by himself. And I was completely shocked to see that he arrived back at our apartment with literally 100 cans of Campbell's Chunky soup," she said.

"This was shocking to me, so we had a tough conversation about it and I said, "You don't buy 100 of anything, much less canned soup … we can't do this.'"

Ted Cruz interrupted his wife's story to point out that they all weren't the same flavour of soup.

"Different kinds. Some chicken, some beef, you know."

But Heidi explained she couldn't handle the buy. She said she slipped out of the house before Ted woke up in order to return all of the soup cans he bought. She was scolded by her mother for doing so.

"So when Ted opened the pantry, I had to quickly tell him that I would go back and buy those cans again."

They both admitted to host Anderson Cooper that they are "terrible cooks."

The soup can story quickly spread on social media, where Cruz was largely ridiculed for his bulk purchase.

It elicited a range of reactions from intrigue to fear.

Others chose to paint a vivid picture of Cruz actually eating the soup.

Some thought there was more to the story than just stockpiling.

Seven of Andy Warhol's iconic Campbell's Soup can screen prints were recently swiped from a Missouri art museum. The prints haven't been found yet ... 


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