Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the young Democratic politician who managed the unthinkable triumph over the veteran politician, Joe Crowley in New York’s congressional primary election. While her career is widely known, we wonder who could be the lucky guy dating the young Democratic politician, who has become the heroic face of not only the democratic party but also to millions of people nationwide.
According to Time magazine, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez also known for her initials AOC, is the “second most talked about politician in America;” the magazine also dubbed her, The Phenom.”
She has become the hero of progressive voters and the face of the Democratic party. Alexandria said her new found fame is overwhelming, however, she can be a normal person anymore.
“I can’t go anywhere in public and just be a person without a lot of people watching everything I do.”
“There’s always this talk about division within the Democratic Party, ideological differences,” she told Time. “But I actually think they’re generational differences. Because the America we grew up in is nothing like the America our parents or our grandparents grew up in.”
Believe it or not, Miss Ocasio-Cortez was until recently a bartender.
The young brunette is of Puerto Rican descent on her mother’s side while her father is a native of the Bronx –where she has lived her whole life.
Her dad Sergio, the son of Puerto Rican immigrants was an architect born and raised in the Bronx; her beautiful mother Blanca was born in Puerto Rico. In addition to Alexandria, Sergio and Blanca Ocasio had one more child, son Gabriel who works in real estate.
During her campaign ads, Ocasio-Cortez has addressed her upbringing saying
“I wasn’t born to a wealthy or powerful family” –blending this into her political pitch ‘Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office” –hence, winning people’s hearts.
During interviews, she’s talked about learning about income inequality from a young age and wanting to do something about it. She went to Boston University, where she graduated with a degree in economics and international relations.
While attending Boston University, she wasted no time and worked for Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts on immigration issues, and was also an organizer for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign.
While in college, she also struggled with her father’s health and ultimate death in the fall of 2008.
“I didn’t know that it was going to be the last time that I talked to my dad, but toward the end of our interaction, I started to feel like it was,” she says. “I said goodbye, but I think he knew, and I knew. And so I started to leave, and he kind of hollered out, and I turned around in the doorframe, and he said, ‘Hey, make me proud.”
Following her college graduation, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to take a job in bartending and waitressing in order to help out her family. Her mother has held a number of jobs including housecleaning and bus driving.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez managed to win her first run for office with a low-budget campaign, raising about $200,000 mainly through small contributions. Like a true millennial, her campaign video was homemade; she wrote the script herself and had her family and volunteers help out.
On January 3, 2019, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez became the U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district, by doing so, she became the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress, at the age of 29.
Cortez who is safe to say is more than focus on her career at the moment, appears to have no time for a personal life these days and is believed to be currently single. And if she’s dating anybody, it remains a mystery, or mystery no more, some might say.
While some people said, Alexandria is probably gay, Wagcenter found out that she is dating Riley Roberts. You don’t want to miss out their story about Riley!
Not only she is dating him, but they also live together, they have been dating since college. He has been by her side, and for a while managed to be invisible.
You can find Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram here.