Ben and Candy Carson have been married 40 years and have three adult sons — Murray, Benjamin Jr. and Rhoeyce. Candy studied music, psychology and pre-med at Yale University. She has a master’s in business administration, runs the Carson Scholars Fund — which awards $1,000 to schoolchildren who excel in academia and community service — and is a former concert violinist. Ben has said that his wife was actually against his being involved in politics, that is, until they became grandparents. “Candy was pretty against any foray into the political world for me — until we had grandchildren, and now she’s thinking about how they’re not going to have any future, if we don’t start thinking about what’s going on in this country,” he said.