MIAMI — US Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida eloped to Southern California, marrying his girlfriend Ginger Luckey on Saturday in a modest ceremony on Catalina Island.
The controversial 39-12 months-old Republican, who is under investigation as portion of a intercourse trafficking probe, introduced the wedding ceremony on his personalized Twitter site. He exclaimed “I really like my wife!” alongside with a photograph of them jointly — he in a activity coat, she in a white costume.
Vainness Fair reports that Sergio Gor, a previous staffer for Sen. Rand Paul, done the ceremony that was attended by about 40 folks. The couple experienced earlier declared they would marry up coming year.
Gaetz had been in Iowa on Thursday with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, talking at a rally that is part of a countrywide tour wherever they falsely assert the 2020 election was stolen from President Donald Trump and downplay the COVID-19 pandemic.
Luckey, 26, is from Southern California and performs for a company that focuses on extending the everyday living of products manufactured from plant-centered products.
Gaetz is less than investigation as part of a probe that led to the arrest and plea deal of his near good friend, Joel Greenberg, a former Seminole Depend, Florida, tax collector.
Greenberg pleaded responsible final May to six federal crimes, including intercourse trafficking of a child, identification theft, stalking, wire fraud and conspiracy to bribe a public formal. His plea agreement with prosecutors demands ongoing cooperation with an ongoing probe into sexual intercourse trafficking.
Gaetz, who signifies substantially of the Florida Panhandle, was not pointed out in Greenberg’s plea settlement. But Greenberg’s cooperation could perform a job in an ongoing investigation into Gaetz’s meant pay back-for-sexual intercourse partnership with a 17-year-previous woman. He has frequently denied wrongdoing.