The reps for the Republican politician said last night that Caroline was doing okay and that her family be given privacy to deal with the situation.
“This is a family matter and thankfully their daughter is okay,” Cruz’s representatives said in a statement to ABC affiliate KTRK and other outlets. “There were no serious injuries. The family requests the media respect their daughter’s privacy at this time.”
Just before 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday, the Houston Police Department said they received reports of a 14-year-old with self-inflicted stab wounds on their arms in the neighborhood of River Oaks, where Cruz resides with his wife, Heidi, and their two daughters. The unidentified teen was taken to the hospital at the time and authorities could not say whether the 911 call involved a member of Cruz’s family.
Who is Caroline Cruz?
Caroline Cruz is the older of the two daughters of the Texas senator.
Back in January, when Caroline was 13 years old, she came out as bisexual and openly declared that she disagreed with much of her father’s political views. At the time she said that she detested the fact that she was always judged by people because of her GOP father’s political agendas, despite the fact that she opposed his conservative notions.
“A lot of people judge me based upon him at first glance,” she said in a TikTok. “But I really disagree with most of his views.”
She has also criticized the media for editing the length of her shirt on the family Christmas card, which she saw as a downside of growing up in a political family.
When she was questioned about her sexuality and whether her father was aware of it, Caroline replied: “I haven’t told him yet, I’m kinda nervous to tbh but I don’t think he would be mad about it.”