Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Engaged To College Sweetheart Riley Roberts
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has confirmed that she’s officially engaged to her partner, web developer Riley Roberts. Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to confirm the scoop.
It’s true! Thank you all for the well wishes ☺️ https://t.co/i5cm9awN3S
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 19, 2022
She responded to another person on Twitter adding that Roberts popped the question to her in Puerto Rico “about a month ago.”
The two first met in 2011 while undergraduate students at Boston University. They broke up briefly after graduation, but when they both realized they were living in New York they began their relationship again.
Someone who clearly will be excited for the two is the lawmaker’s mother, Blanca Ocasio-Cortez. She said in 2019 that Roberts is “the most loving, supportive person I’ve ever seen,” and that he “helped her tremendously during the election … I hope they get married soon. Although they haven’t told me anything about their plans.
Rachel Lears, who directed the documentary Bringing Down The House, which as about Ocasio-Cortez’s first primary campaign, also echoed that Roberts was extremely supportive during that process. “Everything from the emotional to the strategic to the practical, he has been a really important partner to her,” Lears said.