AceShowbiz - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is set to walk down the aisle soon. On Thursday, May 19, the Democratic Representative of New York confirmed that she has gotten engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Riley Roberts.
The 32-year-old broke the exciting news on Twitter. In response to a tweet about her engagement, she declared, "It's true! Thank you all for the well wishes."
When speaking to an Insider reporter via Twitter message, AOC shared, "We got engaged last month in my family's hometown in Puerto Rico." She went on to note, "No future details yet, we're taking some space to savor this time before diving into planning."
AOC met Roberts when they were undergraduates at Boston University. According to a biography about her rise in national politics called "Take Up Space: The Unprecedented AOC", the web developer caught AOC's attention during weekly "Coffee and Conversation" debate sessions at BU's Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground.
AOC's friend Eric Baker said in the book, "Every guy went through their phase where they had a crush on her." Baker added, "[Roberts] was, for lack of a better term, the s**t starter... [He's] just as smart as anyone you've ever met, probably smarter, but he would actively say things just to stir the pot."
Hours before confirming her engagement, AOC divulged that she had been MIA because she "had a health issue sideline me for the last week or two." Nothing that it was not COVID-19 and that she's fine now, she added, "But it was right right when a series of major events happened."
"I'm back at it today, but was MIA for a bit to recover. Just wanted to provide you all some assurance that the silence wasn't political or anything as I know that worried some," she further elaborated. "Anyways, back to regularly scheduled programming! Might do an IG live later this evening to catch up."