Withcongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made an offer to his longtime partner Riley Roberts while visiting Amazon union workers and supporting progressive candidates.
Ocasio-Cortez, 32, confirmed to Insider on Thursday that she and Roberts, who met at Boston University, got engaged last month in Puerto Rico while visiting her parents’ hometown.
According to Insider, the couple kept quiet about their relationship even before Ocasio-Cortez became a popular political voice, and their university friends weren’t always aware of their relationship.
In a biography published earlier this year people magazine, they mention that Roberts was also one of her biggest supporters throughout her career.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-fiancé Cortez has largely shunned the spotlight, despite appearing frequently on the congressman’s Instagram stories and by her side throughout her meteoric political rise.
Ocasio-Cortez defended her man on multiple occasions as they moved from sweethearts at Boston University to engagement in April 2022.
Roberts helped his then-girlfriend in what appeared to be a long-term congressional bid against the Democratic leader and 10-term incumbent. Rep. Joe Crowley.
He went outside to collect signatures to put her on the ballot and filmed her trip to the polling station. Election Committee to turn them on. During her campaign, Roberts contributed $1,750 in “donations in kind” while working on her website.
According to federal election data, Roberts received $6,000 from Brand New Congressa political action committee that helped launch his girlfriend’s campaign. Saykat Chakrabarti, who later became Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, founded PAC.
At the same time, her campaign was paid for by Brand New Congress LLC, founded by Chakrabarti.
Roberts has appeared on Cortes’ Ocasio-Instagram feeds several times since her election, most recently in 2020, where he discussed “fighting racism as a white person”.