Cruz's Post-Honeymoon Splurge: 100 Cans of Soup
It was Campbell's Chunky, Heidi Cruz revealed at CNN town hall
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2016 9:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ted Cruz showed up Wednesday for a CNN town hall—or what Gawker frames as "another glimpse into the waking hell that is Heidi Cruz’s daily life"—with his wife and two young daughters in tow, and Heidi offered up a personal, if bizarre, nugget of life with the GOP presidential candidate. She dished on what her husband did right after they got back from their honeymoon: bought 100 cans of Campbell's Chunky soup. "I never bought 100 of anything," she told moderator Anderson Cooper. "This was shocking to me, so we had a tough conversation about it. I said, "You don't buy 100 of anything, much less canned soup. We can't do this."

Heidi said that while Ted was sleeping, she brought all 100 cans back to the store, but after a panicked phone call to her mother "just to make sure I'd done the right thing as a newlywed," she realized the soup should stay. As the New York Daily News notes, that wasn't the only odd revelation about Cruz that emerged during the town hall. The man who once fought against masturbation also relayed how he'd once watched porn with Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. And in what may be one of the more scandalous tidbits to arise in Election 2016, Cruz's daughter, Caroline, who just turned 8, revealed she's got tape of her dad dolled up in granny panties and a pink feather boa at a father-daughter picnic. (Ted also has a Plants vs. Zombies obsession.)