(NewsGlobal.com)- On Thursday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democratic Party of New York) stated that she is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Riley Roberts.
In a tweet sent out on Thursday, she thanked everyone for their good wishes.
Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement that she and her fiancé got engaged in Puerto Rico a month ago and that they are “taking some time to appreciate” the occasion before beginning to plan their wedding.
People started to speculate that they were engaged after Ocasio-Cortez was seen publicly wearing a ring that looked much like an engagement ring. This was the first clue that people picked up on.
According to a tweet from a writer named Judy Kurtz, Ocasio-Cortez was photographed earlier today by a photographer for The Hill named Greg Nash wearing some bling on her ring finger.
Instagram users also noticed that the representative wore the same ring in both of her most recent Instagram Stories.
Ocasio-Cortez and Roberts met as undergraduates at Boston University. They began their relationship in 2011 when they became involved in the “Coffee and Conversation” discussion club at the University.
Although Roberts has been able to avoid the spotlight, he was given a significant amount of screen time in the documentary Knock Down the House, which was released by Netflix in 2018 and followed the campaigns of four underdog candidates who ran against influential incumbents in Congress.
Rachel Lears, known for her work in documentary filmmaking, stated that “he has been a really essential partner to her in everything from the emotional to the strategic to the practical.”
Ocasio-Cortez, who was born in the Bronx and had worked as a bartender and now represents Queens, was the most likable and charismatic member of the “squad” of progressive congresswomen whose victories in 2018 helped the Democrats regain control of the house.
The 32-year-old candidate, who identifies as a democratic socialist, and defeated the formidable Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley, comfortably won the general election in 2020 against opponents such as the former CNBC presenter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.