Lindsay Mills is the loyal girlfriend of Edward Snowden. Edward is a computer professional who had shot to fame when he with the help of the journalists had exposed the secret techniques employed by his former employer National Security Agency to procure information on millions of Americans.
So who is Lindsay Mills? How was her life before she met Edward and has it changed in any way after the tow started their relationship and due to his leak of information about his employer? Let us find out here!
Lindsay Mills and her relationship with Edward Snowden
Lindsay and Edward were in a relationship for 8 years before his identity as the person responsible for the leak of information was revealed and he had to flee and seek asylum overseas. He was accused of espionage and as per the Espionage Act of 1917 had to face the charges and trial in the USA.
Lindsay was extremely loyal to Edward and traveled abroad to Russia to be with her boyfriend and provide him with much-needed support.
If one looks at the couple, it would be a typical example of opposites attract. While Edward is a privacy-seeking introvert, Lindsay is bang opposite. She is a free girl and much more open. On her social media, she can be seen in the minimum of clothes and is fun-loving. She has also posted her pictures and videos of pole-dancing on YouTube.
The film on Edward Snowden
In 2016, there was a film released that was based on the life of Edward Snowden. It was named Snowden and Shailene Woodley played the character of Edward’s loyal girlfriend Lindsay Mills in it. Talking about her role and Lindsay, Shailene said:
“She didn’t sign up for the life she had, which is people asking questions, people finding a photo of her and creating a story around it. But she’s handled it and navigated it very gracefully, and I think it’s nice that there’s sort of a barrier with this movie between going, ‘This is Lindsay Mills, this is mostly true about her personality and about her life, but there are still a few things that are kept preserved and sacred for her own sanity.’ ”
Before the whistleblowing, Edward had not shared his decision with her though the two were staying together in Hawaii before the press release. Edward thought that by so doing he would be able to protect her and his family. Lindsay wrote on her blog after the confirmation of the leak by Edward:
“Sometimes life doesn’t afford proper goodbyes,”
Lindsay and her career
She is a fun-loving girl who pole-dances and travels around the globe. She is also an acrobat and a blogger. When she was in Oahu, she was a member of the Waikiki Acrobatic Troupe. She had ceased posting for a while after Edward confirmed that he was the one who leaked classified documents, he resumed posting in March 2017.
She posted pictures of hers in scanty clothes in Russia. In June 2017, she shared pictures of her travel to Poland and Iceland, and also there was a rare picture of the two together and she had titled this post as ‘.vacay’.
Lindsay and her early life
Lindsay is a Maryland native. Her date of birth is unknown. She graduated in 2003 from Laurel High School in Maryland. She also completed her college studies from Maryland Institute College of Art in the year 2007.
Snowden and his family had migrated to Maryland in the 1990s. Her father is Jonathan Mills and he is supportive of her moves to join Edward. Jonathan also praised Edward and called him:
“very nice. Shy, and reserved.”
He wished him good luck and send his love for him.
Her Instagram has over 40.6k followers, more than 4k followers on Twitter. However, she seems to be absent from other social media sites such as Facebook.
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