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AOC Is Engaged to Her Partner Riley Roberts, She Confirms

The pair met in college at Boston University

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 32, has confirmed that she is engaged to her longtime partner Riley Roberts, 33, whom she met while in college at Boston University.

News of the engagement was confirmed by AOC when Insider reached out to the Rep. after hearing rumors that the duo was engaged. “Yep! It’s true!” AOC confirmed over Twitter DM. She says she and Roberts got engaged in April in Puerto Rico and are “savoring” their engagement before diving into wedding planning. “No future details yet,” she said.

After the news broke, AOC took to Twitter to thank her supporters for the well wishes. Roberts, who works in marketing and met Ocasio-Cortez in 2011, has mostly stayed out of the spotlight as his partner has rocketed to fame, becoming one of the best known members of Congress. He sometimes shows up in her social media posts, as in an Instagram story last year where he said they spend quality time browsing TikTok in the morning together. Roberts and AOC share a dog, Deco.

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