Ted Cruz's Daughter Is OK Following Reports of "Self-Inflicted Wounds"

First responders were called to Ted Cruz's home and it was reported that a teen girl was taken to the hospital, leading many to wonder about his daughters.


Dec. 7 2022, Published 10:08 a.m. ET

Content warning: This article contains mentions of self-harm.

The Houston police and fire department were called to the home of Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Dec. 6 following reports that a 14-year-old needed treatment for self-inflicted wounds. Following those reports, many wondered whether Cruz's daughters were OK and if one of them had been involved in the incident. Now, we know that Cruz's daughters are both OK.

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What happened to Ted Cruz's daughter?

Police could not confirm whether the incident involved a member of Ted Cruz's family, but many have naturally assumed that the incident involved one of the senator's daughters. Police reported that they were called to the upscale neighborhood of River Oaks to treat a teenage girl with self-inflicted stab wounds on her arm. The girl was taken to the hospital, where she was treated for her injuries.

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Houston ABC affiliate ABC13 reported that representatives for Cruz say this is a family matter, but they did confirm that both of Cruz's daughters are OK. Cruz's representative also said that there were no serious injuries during the incident.

"The family requests that the media respect their daughter’s privacy at this time," the representative added.

Cruz is in Washington, and it remains unclear if or when he will return to Houston to be with his family.

Caroline Cruz went viral on TikTok last year after she looked miserable in a family Christmas card.

Caroline Cruz, who is now 14, went viral in December of 2021 after the daughter of a Texas judge posted a photo of the Cruz family Christmas card in which Caroline looks completely miserable.

Caroline's TikTok follower count exploded in the aftermath of the video.

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In her first video after her explosion in followers, Caroline offered a list of pros and cons to being Ted's daughter, which included her reemphasizing that she disagrees with him on pretty much everything. Caroline also explained that the Christmas card photos had been edited to make it look like the shirt she was wearing covered her torso when it was actually a crop top, and added that she's bisexual but has yet to tell her father. She did say that she didn't think he would be mad.

Caroline's TikTok account was made private.

Just hours after Caroline revealed that she was bisexual, Caroline's account suddenly became private. This sudden change in the account's status led many to believe that Caroline's father had discovered the account and ordered his daughter to make it private. Ultimately, though, we don't know what happened, and all of this may have little or nothing to do with the self-harm reports that surfaced more recently.

Since Caroline's account went private, we haven't heard much from her or the rest of the Cruz family. Now that they are dealing with what is likely a difficult family situation, it's important to separate Cruz's family life from his politics. Families of all political stripes go through these kinds of struggles, and his request for privacy will likely benefit his daughter, who may desperately need it.

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