20th May, 2022
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she’s engaged to her longtime partner Riley Roberts, a marketing professional she met over a decade ago while they were undergraduates at Boston University.
The pair got engaged last month in her family’s hometown in Puerto Rico, the Democratic congresswoman confirmed to Insider and later on social media.
Roberts had appeared in a 2018 political documentary in which he discussed his support for Ocasio-Cortez’s career.
Ocasio-Cortez, a Bronx-born former bartender who represents Queens, was the charismatic star of the “squad” of progressive congresswomen whose elections in 2018 helped return the chamber to Democratic control.
A self-described democratic socialist, the 32-year-old upset powerful Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley in that year’s primary.
She then went on to easily prevailed in 2020 over opponents including former CNBC broadcaster Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
AOS, as she is fondly called, was born 13 October 1989.