Ted Cruz plays Candy Crush and once skipped school to play foosball

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas revealed some interesting facts about himself to Us Weekly in an interview published Wednesday. He didn’t reveal what the mysterious substance was that he ate during a debate earlier this month, but he did tell the tabloid some fascinating tidbits from his personal life.

Ted Cruz addresses the crowd during his election night party at the Redneck Country Club in Stafford. He is flanked by his wife Heidi Cruz with their daughter and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. DEBORAH CANNON/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Ted Cruz addresses the crowd during his election night party at the Redneck Country Club in Stafford. He is flanked by his wife Heidi Cruz with their daughter and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
DEBORAH CANNON/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

In “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me,” Cruz gave us the information we’ve been clamoring for, such as his favorite movie (“The Princess Bride”) and favorite food (cheese).

Some fun facts were more poignant than fun, though. For instance, Cruz recalled how he had to take out loans and work two jobs to pay for college because his parents’ business went bankrupt, and how his favorite meal in D.C. while away from his family is a can of soup.

Other facts were just downright strange. Cruz hates avocados (the monster!) and once got suspended from school because he skipped and played foosball instead. He’s also on level 350 of Candy Crush.

Read the full list here.

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