Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Democrats prepare to grill oil execs Trick-or-dog-treat: Lawmakers hold annual Halloween puppy party Merkley, Warren and Markey sound alarm over 'dirty' hydrogen provision in climate deal MORE’s mother says she’s itching for the New York Democrat to take on another role: wife.
“I hope they get married soon,” Blanca Ocasio-Cortez told The Daily Mail in an interview published Monday of her daughter and longtime boyfriend Riley Roberts.
Ocasio-Cortez has dated Roberts, a web developer, for four years, according to her mom. The lawmaker told Vogue last year that she met Roberts “in true nerdy fashion” at a weekly conversation hosted by the dean of the pair’s alma mater, Boston University.
Her office did not immediately respond to ITK's request for comment.
Despite Ocasio-Cortez’s mom expressing a yearning for her daughter to tie the knot, the Florida resident said she’s in the dark about the couple’s future.
“They haven’t told me anything about their plans,” the elder Ocasio-Cortez said.
But the 29-year-old House freshman’s mom heaped praise on Ocasio-Cortez’s significant other, saying, “I love him.”
“He is the most loving, supporting person I’ve seen. He helped her tremendously during the election,” she said.
“I know they love children,” said Ocasio-Cortez, “and they do very well with children from the family.”