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The couple has two children, each of whom played a significant role in the mayoral campaign and highlighted de Blasio’s regular-guy persona, a stark contrast to his billionaire predecessor.

Dante, a 16-year-old Afro-sporting high school junior, appeared in a television ad discussing his father’s stance on relations between police and community. And 19-year-old Chiara, who is attending college on the West Coast, frequently appeared on the campaign trail and introduced her father for his primary night victory speech.

McCray said she clings to the rare private moments that she, her husband and their son still get to enjoy, a time they often fill with dinner, a movie on DVR or discussion about Dante’s debate team.

“We’re not home that much,” she said. “It’s very important. We don’t get it every night. It’s even more important to get it while we can.”