Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s teenage daughter said she often disagrees with her father’s views and outlined the difficulties of being his child in a now viral TikTok video.
Caroline Cruz, 13, said people are quick to judge her over her Republican dad’s politics, despite the fact that she often opposes his conservative views.
‘A lot of people judge me based upon him at first glance,’ she said. ‘But I really disagree with most of his views.’
She also revealed the perks and downsides of having a parent in the public eye, calling out their media team for editing the length of her shirt on the family Christmas card.
Caroline Cruz, 13, said she often disagrees with her conservatives father’s views and outlined the difficulties of being his child in a now viral TikTok video
Caroline, whose TikTok account @_caro_iguess_ has since been made private, started gaining new followers after people identified her as the Texas senator’s oldest daughter.
The teenager made the video – which was re-shared on Twitter – after several TikTokers questioned what it was like to be Cruz’s daughter.
Offering insight to her family life, Caroline made a pros and cons list.
Highlighting the positives, she said: ‘Some of the good things are we get candy and gifts in the mail. We also get to travel sometimes.’
However, Caroline’s list of ‘bad things’ was more detailed and highlighted her high-security life, expectations of appearance, and the public perception of her beliefs.
‘I literally have to have security following me everywhere,’ she said.
‘Like if I want to go on a walk through the neighborhood or to my friend’s house or something, I have to have like two security guards behind me the entire time.’
Caroline said people are quick to judge her over her dad’s politics, despite the fact that she often opposes them (Pictured: Sen. Ted Cruz on Dec. 15)
When someone said ‘your dad is awesome,’ Caroline simply replied: ‘Ok’
Caroline shared how she is often judged by others over her father’s conservative views, beliefs and actions, despite disagreeing with them.
In fact, when one TikToker said ‘your dad is awesome,’ Caroline simply replied: ‘Ok’.
The teen also alleged that her father’s media team photoshopped her outfit on the family Christmas card to reflect Cruz’s conservative views.
In the printed photo, Caroline appears to be wearing a standard-length knit shirt, however she claims it was actually a crop top.
‘On the Christmas card, they literally made my shirt longer,’ she said before revealing a mirror selfie of what her outfit looked like the day of the shoot.
The teen also alleged her outfit was photoshopped on the family Christmas card to reflect Cruz’s conservative views (Pictured L to R: Catherine, Ted, Heidi and Caroline)
‘On the Christmas card, they literally made my shirt longer,’ she said before revealing a mirror selfie of what her outfit looked like the day of the shoot
Caroline’s TikTok account went private after her video blew up, but not before social media users took screengrabs of her bio, in which she listed her pronouns as she/her and indicated that she identified as bisexual.
When another user questioned about her sexuality and whether Cruz was aware of it, Caroline replied: ‘I haven’t told him yet, I’m kinda nervous to tbh but I don’t think he would be mad about it.’
She also acquired a large following. Her @_caro_iguess_ account has over 17,000 followers and 51,000 likes.
The teen is also said to have another account, @carolinecamille04, which is also private. That account only has 668 followers.
Caroline is the daughter of Cruz, 51, and his wife, Heidi, 49. The couple also has another daughter, 11-year-old Catherine.
Social media users took screengrabs of her bio, in which she listed her pronouns as she/her and indicated that she identified as bisexual
One questioned about whether or not her father knew she was bisexual, Caroline said she hadn’t old him yet, adding: ‘I don’t think he would be mad about it’
The US senator, who ran for president in 2016, has indicated he is considering running again in 2024.
Last week, during an interview of conservative news service The Truth Gazette, Cruz described his presidential run as the ‘most fun’ he’d ever had.
Although former president Donald Trump ultimately prevailed in the Republican primary, Cruz applauded himself for placing second.
‘You know there’s a reason historically that the runner-up is almost always the next nominee,’ Cruz told host Brilyn Hollyhand.
‘And that’s been true going back to Nixon or Reagan or McCain or Romney. That’s played out repeatedly. You come in with just [an] enormous base of support.’
When Hollyhand asked if he’d consider running again, Cruz responded: ‘Absolutely. In a heartbeat.’