Doug Ford’s Family: What To Know About His Wife, Karla, And Their Kids

He's branded himself as a family man, after all.
Doug Ford/Instagram

Doug Ford is the next premier of Ontario, after his Progressive Conservatives won a majority in Thursday's provincial election.

While most Canadians (and the rest of the world) are already familiar with the Ford name (how could you not be after his late brother Rob's infamous crack scandal), perhaps less well-known is the 53-year-old politician's family life.

Throughout the election campaign, Ford has branded himself as a businessman and family man, and has backed up his words through photos on his social media accounts.

But who are Ford's wife and kids? We break it all down for you here.

Karla Ford

"Animal lover," "foodie," "bodybuilding mama" and "positive thinker" are all terms Karla Ford uses to describe herself on her private Instagram page.

Karla met her Doug at a garden party at his parents' Etobicoke, Ont. home more than three decades ago.

"His eyes met my eyes. I was shy and quiet so I didn't approach him," Karla recalled to the Toronto Star in 2014. "My mom and dad both loved him because he was a respectable young man. My mom said, 'He takes care of his mother and a man like that will take care of his wife.'"

Doug and Karla Ford sit down for an exclusive interview in their home with the Toronto Star in 2014.
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Doug and Karla Ford sit down for an exclusive interview in their home with the Toronto Star in 2014.

"Doug's wonderful, he's amazing," Karla gushed in a 2014 interview with CP24.

"People always think, 'Oh it's not normal if you don't argue.' But we just don't argue," Ford added before joking, "I'm never home and that's the problem. That's a healthy marriage."

Ford and his wife have four daughters: Krista, Kara, Kayla, and Kyla. The incoming premier affectionately calls them his "four angels."

Krista Ford

If this name sounds familiar, it's because Ford's eldest daughter, Krista, was caught in a Twitter scandal back in 2012.

Krista Ford is seen trying out for the Toronto Triumph on April 30, 2011.
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Krista Ford is seen trying out for the Toronto Triumph on April 30, 2011.

After the Toronto police warned women about a string of downtown sexual assaults, Krista shared a tweet that read: "Stay alert, walk tall, carry mace, take self-defence classes & don't dress like a whore."

Her controversial comment immediately made headlines since her father was a Toronto councillor at the time and her uncle, Rob Ford, was the mayor of the city. Krista later apologized for the tweet.

Now 27, the former Lingerie Football League player for the Toronto Triumph is a personal trainer. She has previously joked about getting into politics like her father, Toronto Life reports, but has not made any serious moves to do so yet.

Kayla, Kara and Kyla Ford

Not much is known about the youngest Ford daughters, but they are all in their 20s. Kayla, 26, studied psychology and graduated from Ontario's Wilfrid Laurier University, according to Toronto Life.

Kara, 24, studied broadcast TV at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ont. and, according to her Twitter page, is a host and videographer for Cultural Corner at Conestoga Connected. She also interned at Sun News.

Photo of Kyla Ford

The youngest Ford, 22-year-old Kyla, is a certified nutrition practitioner and fitness model. She also runs an online bakery called KyKy Kookies.

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