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:

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: