Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz — who’s reportedly going through a federal prison probe for allegedly engaging a minor to journey for sex — is engaged to 26-year-old Ginger Luckey, a California-based analyst.
Gaetz — who has strenuously denied the brand new allegations — met Luckey in March 2020 at a fundraiser at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Seashore, Florida.
She later advised the Each day Mail she’d been “dragged” to the occasion by her mom, however about 9 months later, she agreed to marry the congressman after he popped the query on Dec. 30, 2020, on the similar place they met throughout a vacation celebration on the resort.
“It was really ‘duh,’” Luckey advised the outlet of what she mentioned when Gaetz proposed.
“It didn’t come as a shock, I had type of seen it coming.”
Luckey’s brother is Palmer Luckey, who based the digital actuality firm Oculus VR earlier than promoting it to Fb for about $2 billion in 2014.
Whereas she and Gaetz are based mostly on reverse sides of the US, Luckey advised the Mail her job went completely distant final March in the beginning of the pandemic so she frolicked “touring with him in all places” and mentioned she is the lawmaker’s “journey buddy.”
The California native is at present an analyst with Apeel, an organization that works to cut back meals waste, and graduated from the College of California, Santa Barbara, in 2016 with a level in economics and accounting, her LinkedIn profile exhibits.
As of this yr, she seems to be enrolled at Harvard’s on-line enterprise college and learning sustainable enterprise technique, the profile says.
She advised the Mail the pair have been in no rush to tie the knot and have been contemplating a marriage “between now and 2024.”
“We’re versatile and haven’t any timespan but,” she mentioned on the time.
“Matt needs an Elvis impersonator to preside. I need a number of venues, so we’ll see.”
On Tuesday, the New York Occasions reported federal authorities are probing whether or not Gaetz had sex with a 17-year-old woman and violated sex trafficking legal guidelines.
Citing three sources, the Occasions reported the investigation stemmed from an present probe into considered one of Gaetz’s political allies, Joel Greenberg, who was indicted final summer season on fees together with sex trafficking of a kid.
Gaetz, 38, has denied the allegations and mentioned he’s cooperating with the FBI.
“Within the strongest potential phrases. I deny that I’ve ever been with somebody underage,” he advised The Publish Tuesday. “That’s false.”
He claims the allegations are a results of an extortion try.