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 GallegoLawmakers highlight flights back to DC for huge coronavirus vote Hispanic Democrats demand funding for multilingual coronavirus messaging Five Latinas who could be Biden's running mate 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 KinzingerLawmakers urge EU to sanction Putin associate for election interference Blagojevich calls himself a 'Trumpocrat,' praises Trump after release from prison Sanders slams Trump pardons as part of 'broken and racist criminal justice system' 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.