Meet Matt Gaetz's wife Ginger Luckey: Embattled GOP Rep and fitness coach has 12-year age gap
Luckey reportedly said 'duh' in response to Gaetz popping the question in December 2020
Prominent Trump ally and Florida Republican Representative Matt Gaetz reportedly got married to his longtime girlfriend Luckey on August 21, in a small ceremony on Catalina Island. The embattled GOP Rep had faced a probe by the Department of Justice for his alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl in the past, as per a March 30 report by The New York Times. The 38-year-old GOP Congressman is also being investigated on whether he paid for the girl's travels with him across states, which would be in violation of federal sex trafficking laws.
Gaetz has denied the allegations of sexual relationship with a minor, adding that he and his family were victims of an extortion scheme coordinated by a former DOJ official. While sharing the news of his wedding, Gaetz wrote, "I love my wife!” along with a photo of the newlywed couple. He was engaged to 26-year-old Ginger Luckey since December 2020. The couple got engaged at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, where they first met ten months prior.
Who is Ginger Luckey?
Matt Gaetz's fiancée Ginger Luckey hails from Santa Barbara. California. She is a graduate in Economics and Accounting from the University of California. Her LinkedIn profile shows that in 2021, Luckey has undertaken a course on Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School Online.
During her university days, Luckey was a Sailing Coach at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, where she worked with high school kids to train them in sailing. In 2015, she worked as a Tax Intern with PricewaterhouseCoopers for three months. She joined the sustainable biotechnology firm Apeel in 2016 as a Financial Analyst, where she presently works in the designation of Analyst, Sales Operations & Enablement.
Aside from her personal Instagram account which is set to private, Luckey has two other Instagram accounts - @gingeeats which is exclusively dedicated to food photography, and @fitnesswithginge which is dedicated to fitness and workout.
FaceTiming Amy’s Nana! Amy was a huge encourager throughout my college experience - So fun to share the family enthusiasm ☺️ pic.twitter.com/Peek1srOvi— Ginger Luckey (@LuckeyGinger) February 19, 2021
Ginger Luckey is the sister of Palmer Luckey, known for his virtual reality company Oculus VR which was sold off to Facebook for $2 billion in 2014, reported New York Post.
Matt Gaetz and Ginger Luckey's relationship
Gaetz and Luckey first met at Mar-a-Lago in March 2020 at a fundraiser thrown by Donald Trump, where Luckey's mother Julie 'dragged her'. After that, Gaetz took her to the birthday party for Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, the very next day.
Ever since then, the duo had been traveling together full-time, with Luckey working remotely during the pandemic. "So I have been traveling with him everywhere. I am his travel buddy," the DailyMail quoted her saying.
Luckey regularly posts photographs of the couple on her social media and they seem to be deeply in love. She also appears to share a good relationship with Matt Gaetz's adopted 'son' Nestor.
Gaetz, a staunch Trump supporter, proposed to Luckey on December 30, 2020, at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in an outdoor courtyard.
So on an ordinary night at the most beautiful place in the world, this just happened...— Dr. Gina - RAV (@RealAmVoice) (@RealDrGina) December 31, 2020
Congratulations, the future Mr. & Mrs. @mattgaetz! #SheSaidYes! #Congrats! #engaged #WagonWheel pic.twitter.com/cEjznDBCWu
Instead of saying 'yes', Luckey reportedly said 'duh' as a response to Gaetz popping the question to her, she later told The DailyMail. Their wedding is supposed to take place sometime within 2024.