Claire Malveaux

Ambitious senator's wife

“God, I hate her. I think I always have. I think she’s always hated me too, thought I was nothing but a disappointment. When other kids got gifts and praise I got critiques and criticisms. My whole life I’ve never been good enough for her at anything, and it just got worse my whole life, and even after it… that doesn’t mean I don’t love her, or that she doesn’t love me too. That’s how family is sometimes: not all children are angels, and not all parents are saints.”
Caroline Malveaux-Devillers



Appearance & Attire

Claire Malveaux is a tall and slender woman with a sharp jawline and shoulder-length blonde hair. She was beautiful in her youth and still retains her good looks into her mid-50s. On most occasions in public, she favors dark-hued blazers, pencil skirts, and heels that add to her already imposing height. Unlike many couples, she wears her wedding ring on a slim chain around her neck and has a second larger ring looped through it.

Demographic Profile

Name: Claire Augusta Malveaux (née Monroe)
Gender: Female
Race: Caucasian
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Scottish-American
Date of Birth: February 11th, 1958 (Los Angeles, California)
Date of Death: March 7th, 2016 (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Age: 58
Height: 5’11"
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Blonde
Complexion: Pale
Education: M.A. Public Policy (Cornell University, 1980—1982), B.A. English (Radcliff College, 1976—1980)
Occupation: Socialite
Religion: Roman Catholic. Claire was raised Protestant and converted to Catholicism shortly before Nathan formally proposed. She accepted that as part and parcel of becoming a Malveaux.



The picture of a trophy wife, Claire is a beautiful if aging woman who is socially witty and publicly loyal to her powerful husband, Senator Nathaniel Malveaux. Her own California-hailing family were wealthy but nouveau riche television executives who made their fortune during Claire’s lifetime. Some whisper that she married far above her station—though only behind her back. She attended Cornell University in her youth, where she met and charmed her future husband as a member of the Pi Alpha Kappa sorority. She was quite disappointed when her daughter Caroline was suddenly denied admission late in the process.

Claire lives in Baton Rouge but regularly travels between Washington D.C. and New Orleans, attending to her husband and children respectively. She is very protective of the latter and combines high expectations for them with excuses for their every mistake to others. She went to war for her middle son Westley, in particular after he was arrested for a DUI-related accident that resulted in fatalities. She has been spending more time in New Orleans since his recent death.

In 2016, she died prematurely from a fatal combination of improperly prescribed medications.


• 1. (Claire’s parents)
 • 2. Claire Malveaux (née Monroe) (b. 1958, d. 2016) + Nathaniel Malveaux (b. 1957)
  • 3. Luke Malveaux (b. 1991)
  • 3. Westley Malveaux (b. 1993, d. 2015)
  • 3. Gabriel Malveaux (b. 1997)
 • 2. Joanna Monroe (b. 1960) + (Joanna’s ex)
  • 3. (Joanna’s children)
 • 2. Gregory Monroe (b. 1963) + (Gregory’s ex)
  • 3. (Gregory’s children)

Claire Malveaux

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