Who is Edward Snowden wife Lindsay Mills?
Lindsay Mills is an American acrobat and blogger. She came to international prominence after she started dating Edward Snowden, who was responsible for for the Global surveillance disclosures. After Snowden was exiled, he went to Russia. Mills left the United States to join her boyfriend in exile by October 2014. They got married in 2017.
Mills was born in 1985 in Maryland in the United States. She was born to a father, Jonathan Mills. Information about her mother is not revealed yet. His zodiac sign is Pisces. She attended Maryland Institute College of Art, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree. She is a dancer and acrobat.
Mills and Snowden started dating each other since 2009. They lived together in Baltimore, Japan, and Hawaii. She has maintained a blog, where she posts pictures of herself and her performances.
Global Surveillance Disclosures
Mills and Snowden had been living in Hawaii. Snowden left Hawaii for Hong Kong in May 2013. He said Mills that he was going on a business trip. The agents from National Security Agency searched Mills home on 6 June 2013. The Guardian published a story revealing that Snowden had done the global surveillance disclosures on 8 June 2013. He was an ex-NSA contractor. He obtained those top-secret documents while working for Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the largest contractors for defense and intelligence in the United States. The disclosure leaked reportedly contains thousands of American, Australian, British, and Canadian intelligence and have shed light on the implications of several secret treaties signed by members of the UKUSA community in their efforts to implement global surveillance. The first of Snowden’s documents were published simultaneously by The Washington Post and The Guardian in June 2013.
Mills deleted all posts from her blog writing “I’ll be refraining from blog posts for awhile”. She was shocked to learn about Snowden.
What Happened to Lindsay Mills after the Global Surveillance Disclosures?
Mills then became the media sensation as Snowden’s girlfriend. She had referred Snowden as “E” and her “man of mystery”. The public did not know where Mills lived after June 2013. She stayed away from the media. The Citizenfour documentary revealed in October 2014 that they were still dating and they had reunited in Moscow. The US government reported that Snowden had been living a miserable life in Russia until the documentary revealed about the two.
She joined Glenn Greenwald and director Laura Poitras on stage to accept the Academy Award for Citizenfour at the 87th Academy Awards in 2015. She later commented, “We won a motherf***ing Oscar!”.
She revived her blog in March 2015. Later on Halloween 2015, she posted pictures of herself with Snowden in Halloween costumes. The pictures were manipulated as posing in front of the J. Edgar Hoover Building because they are supposed to stay in Russia. Her writings from her diary were the parts of the narrative of the surveillance disclosures in Snowden’s 2019 book, Permanent Record.
A 2016 biographical thriller film, Snowden was directed by director Oliver Stone, where Shailene Woodley plays Mills.