POTENTIAL Pennsylvania Senator Sean Parnell is in the midst of a custody battle with his soon-to-be ex wife.

In November 2021, Parnell started trending on social media for a number of reasons.

APSean Parnell is a Pennsylvania Republican congressional candidate '/ '

Who is Sean Parnell?

Born July 15, 1981, Parnell, 40, is known as an American author turned politician.

He is a member of the Republican Party and was running for Pennsylvania Senator before he suspended his campaign

...I am not a career politician. I am a tried and tested leader,... Parnell states on his campaign website.

...I believe that the American Dream is alive and well and is worth defending. And, every day I have three great reminders of who we need to keep defending that dream for....

Prior to his start in politics, Parnell was in the Army and had joined following his graduation from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Parnell was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and went on to Airborne and Ranger school, before joining the elite 10th Mountain Division, according to his website.

In 2006, he was then medically discharged after he was knocked unconscious and wounded multiple times during firefight which caused head and neurological wounds.

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He retired a decorated Captain and was awarded two Bronze Stars, one for Valor and the Purple Heart, Parnell then earned his master's degree in psychology at Duquesne.

Throughout his career, he has also published multiple books including Outlaw Platoon, Man of War, One Trie Patriot and All Out War.

Why is Sean trending?

Sean started trending on November 22, 2021, after he suspended his campaign.

The decision comes after he lost a custody battle with his wife, Laurie Snell, who has accused him of abuse against her and one of their children, allegations he has since denied.

...I strongly disagree with the ruling today and I'm devastated by the decision. I plan on asking the court to reconsider this decision,... Parnell said in a statement.

...In the order, two of the leading factors that weighed heavily in the judge's decision revolved around me being a leading U.S. Senate candidate. There is nothing more important to me than my children, and while I plan to ask the court to reconsider, I can't continue with a Senate campaign.

...My focus right now is 100% on my children, and I want them to know I do not have any other priorities and will never stop fighting for them. Thank you....

Parnell and Snell have both been seeking sole custody of their children and within the judge's decision, he was only given custody for three weekends a month.

At this time, it remains unclear if a judge will reverse the decision.

ReutersHe suspended his campaign due to an ongoing custody battle '/ '

Who is Sean Parnell's wife?

Snell is famously known as Parnell's wife.

Outside of her relationship, not much information is available on her.

Throughout the course of their relationship they have welcomed three children together including Ethan, Emma, and Evan.

Parnell is often seen posting about his family on social media to his 38.9 thousand followers.

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