Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made headlines recently for a candid moment caught on camera. The 62-year-old, who left office in 2021, was spotted sitting alone in a coffee shop in New York City. Dressed in casual sweats and a wool cap, de Blasio seemed lost in thought as he sat at a table, engrossed in his phone. This solitary moment was a far cry from his days as mayor, where he was often seen in meetings and public events.
According to reports from the New York Post, de Blasio’s appearance in the coffee shop was rather unexpected. The morning following New Year’s Day, he was photographed sitting alone at 11:30 a.m. at the Gasoline Alley Coffee Shop. Some even described him as looking “lonely, cold, and homeless.”
“He looked lonely, cold and homeless, sitting right next to the door,” a customer at the coffee shop told the Post. “Had the coffee not been so pricey, I would’ve handed him a $1 note.”
— New York Post (@nypost) January 2, 2024
The former mayor’s recent romantic endeavors have also been a topic of interest. In July, de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, announced their separation after 30 years of marriage. However, the couple has stated they will not divorce and will continue to live together, while also dating other people. This unconventional arrangement has sparked speculation and scrutiny over de Blasio’s dating life.
In December, de Blasio was seen on a date with Kristy Stark, a 42-year-old businesswoman who runs a literacy company. Interestingly, Stark is married, and her husband expressed surprise when news of the date broke. He stated that his wife had denied cheating on him and that they would discuss the situation if she had something to tell him. This new relationship for de Blasio came as a surprise because he was previously seen with Sarah Batchu, a former member of his administration.
De Blasio’s public outings with different women have fueled rumors and gossip about his personal life. His date with Stark was not his first public display of affection, as he was previously spotted having a passionate make-out session at a rooftop bar with a mystery woman. Despite these rumors, de Blasio and McCray have stated that they still share a deep love and hope to be an example for other couples navigating similar paths.
Bill de Blasio spotted looking ‘lonely, cold and homeless’ at NYC coffee shop.. He’s at an age when you start reminiscing on your life decisions and asking, why did I do that. https://t.co/vY2zrad2XL
— Satguy 141 (@satguy01) January 3, 2024
This unexpected appearance in a coffee shop has caused many to speculate about de Blasio’s state of mind. Some have questioned if the former mayor is feeling lost or adrift now that he is no longer in office. Others have pointed out the stark contrast between his life as mayor, where he was often surrounded by people and constantly in the public eye, and his current situation as a private citizen.De Blasio’s term as mayor was filled with controversy and criticism, and his low approval ratings made him a target for many.