Rep. Cedric Richmond is taking the plunge, and the Louisiana Democrat got some across-the-aisle help in celebrating his engagement.

We hear Rep. Steve Scalise, a fellow Louisianan and chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, recently feted Richmond and his fiancé at a dinner out on the town.

Despite being on opposite sides of the political spectrum, 40-year-old Richmond and Scalise are friendly and rivals in the annual congressional baseball game.

The wedding bell news came as a surprise even to Richmond’s staff. Press secretary Brandon Gassaway told ITK on Tuesday that he was unaware of his boss’s engagement, before confirming the news to us. 

No details about Richmond’s bride-to-be were immediately available.