Who is James Comey's wife? Meet the woman he canceled a date with to meet with Trump

As former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, he mentioned that he canceled a date with his wife to meet with Trump for dinner.

Comey testified that on that very night, Trump reportedly asked for "loyalty," but Comey only promised "honesty" -- a moment that has sparked quite a bit of controversy.

Comey said he regretted missing the date with his wife, which resulted in collective swooning from the internet.

See how people reacted to the statement:

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@nytimes This is a lesson for all men who skip dinner with their wives. Don't do it.
Another true thing: Comey's wife gets lifetime use of "I told you so" #ComeyDay #Comey
"can you come over for dinner tonight?" - so @realDonaldTrump is just upset comey left him for his wife
Comey is never going to break a date with his wife again
- Russians interfered w the 2016 elections w intent to harm - Comey loves having dinner with his wife #unfake #NoFuzzOnThat #ComeyDay
Comey's top dad moments: 1) saying "Lordy" 2) saying "fuzz" repeatedly 3) lamenting breaking a date with his wife #ComeyDay
Comey's wife, hearing him say he wished he hadn't cancelled their date to eat with Trump https://t.co/Nzzq7N9bcZ
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So who is Comey's wife?

According to the Daily Press, he married his college sweetheart, Patrice Failor, in 1987. They met in 1978 as freshmen at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia.

WestportNOW reports that when Comey was nominated to be Barack Obama's FBI director in 2013, he said, "Nearly everything I am and have done in my adult life is due to the great good fortune of marrying up."

Failor currently works on juvenile justice issues and sometimes fosters children.

Comey and Failor have six children together. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, they lost one of their children in 1995 when he was only 9 days old after a brief battle with a strep infection.

See photos of the couple together:

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US President Barack Obama arrives alongside new FBI Director James Comey (2nd R), Comey's wife, Patrice Failor (R), and FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce (L) during an installation ceremony at Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters in Washington, DC, October 28, 2013. Comey replaces longtime FBI Director Robert Mueller, who recently retired after 12 years leading the organization. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama sings 'God Bless America' alongside new FBI Director James Comey (C) and Comey's wife, Patrice Failor (R), during an installation ceremony at Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters in Washington, DC, October 28, 2013. Comey replaces longtime FBI Director Robert Mueller, who recently retired after 12 years leading the organization. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama arrives alongside new FBI Director James Comey (2nd R), Comey's wife, Patrice Failor (R), and FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce (L) during an installation ceremony at Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters in Washington, DC, October 28, 2013. Comey replaces longtime FBI Director Robert Mueller, who recently retired after 12 years leading the organization. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama kisses Patrice Failor, wife of new FBI Director James Comey (C), after Comey was sworn-in at the FBI headquarters in Washington, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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