Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will soon have a different title in addition to congresswoman: bride!
The New York representative and her longtime boyfriend, Riley Roberts, are engaged. Ocasio-Cortez, 32, verified her engagement on Twitter on Thursday, retweeting a Company Insider reporter who introduced the information.
“It’s accurate! Thank you all for the nicely wishes ☺️,” the lawmaker tweeted.
In one more tweet, Ocasio-Cortez also shared that Roberts proposed “about a month ago” in Puerto Rico.
According to Business enterprise Insider, the pair met when they have been undergraduate college students at Boston University in 2011. They dated in college, but broke up when they were being carried out with faculty. Roberts then moved to Arizona.
The two then rekindled their romance when he moved to New York.
In a 2018 interview with Vogue, she described assembly her soon-to-be-spouse “in legitimate nerdy fashion.” They ran into each and every other at a weekly Friday afternoon conversation hosted by the university’s dean.
Ocasio-Cortez hardly ever posts about her marriage. Nevertheless, she did wish her followers a merry Xmas by sharing a Boomerang of her and Roberts with her pet, Deco.