FLORIDA Representative Matt Gaetz asked his girlfriend Ginger Luckey to marry him in December 2020.
The 26-year-old Luckey said yes to the Florida congressman.
Who is Ginger Luckey?
Luckey is the sister of Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, the Pensacola News Journal reported. She is from Santa Barbara, California.
Luckey works as a analyst at Apeel which makes coatings to fruit, vegetables and other produce in order to keep it fresh.
Page Six reported the two allegedly met at a fundraiser at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in March 2020.
Luckey told The Daily Mail in an interview that she traveled around with Gaetz frequently.
She didn’t give the paper an exact wedding date but said it would be “between now and 2024.”
What has Matt Gaetz said about his engagement?
The 38-year-old congressman has not said much about his engagement.
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro shared the news of Gaetz’s engagement on her Twitter page. The couple got engaged in December 2020 at Mar-a-Lago.
Gaetz shared Pirro’s post saying, “Thank you for sharing the moment with us Judge!”
In December, before his engagement, Gaetz tweeted a photo of him and Luckey at the White House saying, “Got a pic w two cool Californians at the White House.”
Is Matt Gaetz under investigation?
The New York Times reported on March 30 Gaetz, who was elected to Congress in 2016, was being investigated by the Justice Department “over whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him.”
Investigators are allegedly probing whether Gaetz violated sex trafficking laws.
The probe was opened during the final months of the Trump administration and under the former president’s Attorney General William Barr, the paper reported.
No charges have been brought against the Florida congressman.
What has Matt Gaetz said about the investigation?
Gaetz took to Twitter on March 30, writing, “Over the past several weeks my family and I have been victims of an organized criminal extortion involving a former
DOJ official seeking $25 million while threatening to smear my name.”
The politician wrote that “we have been cooperation with federal authorities in this matter…”
He continued saying his father “has even been wearing a wire at the FBI’s direction to catch these criminals.”
“No part of the allegations against me are true, and the people pushing these lies are targets…”
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He concluded his statement saying he “demand” the Department of Justice to “immediately release the tapes, made at their direction, which implicate their former colleague in crimes against me based on false allegations.”
Gaetz told The New York Times that his lawyers have contacted the Justice Department.
He added that his lawyers had been told that he was the subject, not the target, of an investigation.
Gaetz said: “I only know that it has to do with women,” adding, “I have a suspicion that someone is trying to recategorize my generosity to ex-girlfriends as something more untoward.”