Congressman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez confirmed that she was engaged to her longtime partner, Riley Roberts. That’s true’

AOC and Riley Roberts

Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Riley Roberts in New York.James Devaney / GC Images

  • Congressman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez confirmed to insiders that she was engaged.

  • AOC met her longtime partner Riley Roberts when she was a student at Boston University.

  • New York lawmakers told insiders that the two were engaged to Puerto Rico in April.

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez confirmed to insiders Thursday that she was engaged to her longtime partner Riley Roberts.

“Yeah! That’s true,” Ocasio Cortez told insiders about an unconfirmed report that she and Roberts were involved.

She added in a message to insiders that they were engaged to Puerto Rico last month and “take some space to taste” their engagement before starting the wedding planning process.

“Last month I got engaged in my family’s hometown in Puerto Rico,” she tweeted. “The details of the future have not been decided yet. Please take a moment to taste this time before starting the plan.”

Later Thursday, Ocasio Cortez shared news of her engagement on Twitter and Instagram.Her campaign took advantage of the opportunity Send a fundraising email It also facilitated the next major outflow to Texas’s progressive Jessica Sisneros Democrat Henry Cuellar.

Ocasio Cortez, 32, met Roberts, a marketing expert. When they were undergraduates at Boston University.. They have been dating for several years.

Roberts wasn’t primarily in the limelight, but was featured in the 2018 documentary Knockdown the House about Ocasio Cortez’s major campaigns. Documentary filmmaker Rachel Rears, Told insiders in 2019 Roberts played an important role in supporting the political career of his partner.

“From emotional to strategic to practical, he was a really important partner for her,” she said.

Roberts and Ocasio Cortez met in a conversation with Boston University coffee in 2011 — the student city hall on Friday afternoon, where Ocasio Cortez had frequent discussions — but the couple’s friends all graduated. I didn’t know they were dating until a few years later.

After graduating from school, the couple broke up and Roberts eventually returned to Arizona. They later rekindled their relationship in New York.

At the beginning of Thursday, Ocasio Cortez Instagram Due to “health problems” other than COVID-19, she was “MIA” for a week or two.

“I’m back today, but it was MIA to recover a little,” she wrote in her story. “As I know, I just wanted to give you all the guarantee that silence is neither political nor anything.”

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