One lawmaker gets engaged, another married around Valentine's Day
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A pair of House lawmakers — one Democrat and one Republican — celebrated an engagement and a wedding this Valentine’s Day weekend.

Rep. Ruben GallegoRuben GallegoHispanic Democrats slam four Republicans over Jan. 6 vote in new ads Democrats want Arizona to reject mapping firm's application to redraw districts GOP lawmaker barricaded himself in bathroom with sword during Capitol riot MORE popped the question to his now-fiancée, Sydney Barron, he announced on his private social media pages. The 40-year-old Arizona Democrat said his Saturday engagement fell on the same day as Barron's birthday.

"So today I became the happiest man in the world!" Gallego wrote on Twitter. "She said yes!!" Gallego gushed of his bride-to-be, a legislative representative for the National Association of Realtors.


ITK hears the pair met through mutual friends at the congressional baseball game in 2018. Gallego proposed at a restaurant in Limerick, Ireland.

The congressman was previously married to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego (D).

A lawmaker on the opposite side of the political aisle also followed Cupid’s lead this weekend: Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerWhy the Democrats need Joe Manchin Axios CEO says GOP before Trump will not return White House pressed on evacuating Afghan allies as time runs out MORE tied the knot with an "incredible woman."


The Illinois Republican walked down the aisle with Sofia Boza-Holman, a Department of Homeland Security press secretary, in Guatemala.

“I am one very lucky man to have this incredible woman as my wife,” Kinzinger, 41, wrote on social media.