(The Hill) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has married her longtime partner.
The high-profile New York Democrat is engaged with technology consultant Riley Roberts, she confirmed to Business Insider on Thursday.
In photographs acquired by The Hill, Ocasio-Cortez was seen wearing a ring on her engagement finger.
A request for comment was not returned by her office.
While Ocasio-Cortez has a sizable social media following — she has more than 8 million Instagram followers and almost 13 million Twitter followers — she has traditionally kept her personal life private.
They met as Boston University undergraduates.
When questioned about keeping a “healthy relationship” with someone in the public eye, Roberts spoke up in one of Ocasio-Instagram Cortez’s stories last year.
“We spend mornings together, quality time together, and TikTok together,” Roberts explained.
The 32-year-old lawmaker’s engagement announcement was first revealed by Latino Rebels correspondent Pablo Manrquez hours after she announced on Instagram that she had been sidelined “for the previous week or two” due to a health condition.
“Don’t worry, that wasn’t COVID,” she wrote.
“I’m back at it now,” she remarked, “although I was MIA for a time to recover.” “I just wanted to reassure you all that the quiet wasn’t political or anything,” she said.