Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will shortly have another title apart from congresswoman: bride!
The New York agent and her longtime boyfriend, Riley Roberts, are engaged. Ocasio-Cortez, 32, confirmed her engagement on Twitter on Thursday, retweeting a Business Insider reporter who introduced the news.
“It’s accurate! Thank you all for the well needs ☺️,” the lawmaker tweeted.
In another tweet, Ocasio-Cortez also shared that Roberts proposed “about a month ago” in Puerto Rico.
In accordance to Business Insider, the pair met when they were being undergraduate pupils at Boston University in 2011. They dated in faculty, but broke up when they were finished with college. Roberts then moved to Arizona.
The two then rekindled their romance when he moved to New York.
In a 2018 interview with Vogue, she explained meeting her soon-to-be-spouse “in true nerdy manner.” They ran into each other at a weekly Friday afternoon conversation hosted by the university’s dean.
Ocasio-Cortez seldom posts about her romance. Nonetheless, she did desire her followers a merry Xmas by sharing a Boomerang of her and Roberts with her pet, Deco.