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Ms Ocasio-Cortez confirmed the news in a tweet, with the New York Democrat retweeting a report about the engagement and writing: “It’s true! Thank you all for the well wishes.”
The couple first met when they were students at Boston University. While they maintain a mostly private relationship, Ms Ocasio-Cortez previously described the web developer as an “easy-going redhead” in a 2018 Vogue profile.
The same year, Roberts featured in the documentary Knock Down the House about Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s primary campaign.
While the couple are rarely photographed together, Roberts was in attendance during Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s swearing-in in 2019, with the marketing professional later telling the New York Post that it was a “really incredible day, really special”. As for his thoughts on Washington, DC, where the couple lives with their dog Deco, he told the outlet: “It’s great.”
It’s true! Thank you all for the well wishes ☺️ https://t.co/i5cm9awN3S
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 19, 2022
Roberts also attended the 2021 Met Gala alongside his longtime partner, who wore a white “tax the rich” gown by Brother Vellies for the annual gala.
The US representative’s confirmation of the engagement prompted an outpouring of congratulatory messages, with one person writing: “Congratulations and best wishes!!! He is a lucky guy and will make an excellent First Man someday!”
The Independent has contacted a representative for Ms Ocasio-Cortez for comment.