Matt Gaetz elopes to marry girlfriend Ginger Luckey, trolled for 'marrying alibi'
'If you think you’ve made poor life decisions just remember that someone just married Matt Gaetz,' said a user
Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida eloped to Southern California on Saturday to marry his 26-year-old girlfriend Ginger Luckey in a quiet ceremony on Catalina Island, news outlets reported on Sunday, August 23. The wedding was publicized on his own Twitter profile by the 39-year-old Republican, who is being investigated for sex trafficking.
Gaetz is currently under a federal investigation for sex trafficking and for having a pay-for-sex relationship with a 17-year-old girl, which has gotten more complex after allegations of extortion. Gaetz has accused a former Department of Justice (DoJ) official of extorting him for $25 million in return for making the sex trafficking allegations go away. The probe was initiated by the Trump Justice Department, under Attorney General Bill Barr under the Mann Act.
Gaetz revealed on Twitter that he and Ginger Luckey eloped in Southern California over the weekend, captioning a photo of the couple with, "I love my wife!" Luckey also announced their marriage on Twitter, captioning a photo from the event with the hashtag #GaetzGetsLuckey.
Sergio Gor, a former staffer for Sen. Rand Paul, officiated the ceremony, according to Vanity Fair. There were about 40 persons in attendance. 'War Room' hosts Raheem Kassam and Natalie Winters, according to the magazine, were among the famous attendees. Ginger's brother Palmer Luckey and his partner, Nicole, as well as Gaetz's adoptive son, Nestor Galban, were among the guests at the wedding. Gaetz acted as a chef for a cook-out reception following the ceremony, providing BBQ chicken legs, grilled veggies, and a watermelon salad.
Gol, who presided over the event, also served as the DJ. Gaetz had just returned from a congressional trip in the Midwest when the pair decided to elope. On Thursday, he was in Iowa with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, addressing at a rally as part of a national tour in which the politicians claimed President Donald Trump's 2020 election was stolen from him. The Covid-19 outbreak was similarly ignored.
Thank you to our terrific officiant/DJ Sergio Gor! https://t.co/J5PWsInOqt— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) August 22, 2021
After eight months of dating, Gaetz proposed to Luckey, a 26-year-old food analyst from Southern California, at then-President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in December 2020. After getting down on one knee and proposing to Gaetz, Luckey had one word for her, and it wasn't 'yes.' "It was actually 'duh," Luckey admitted to DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview last year. "It didn't surprise me; I had sort of expected it," she had stated at the time.
Luckey said the pair met at Mar-a-Lago earlier that year during the same interview. She didn't say when, but she did say Gaetz escorted her to a birthday celebration for Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle the next night, on March 9. Initially, the couple stated that they planned to marry next August. Roxanne Luckey, Ginger's sister, described the Florida lawmaker as "weird and creepy" and said she was "unfortunately not surprised" that he was being probed for sex offenses just last month.
'Gaetz married the witness'
People took to Twitter to share their views on marriage. "If you think you’ve made poor life decisions just remember that someone just married Matt Gaetz," said one. "I wanna know what kind of woman marries a freak like #MattGaetz accused of pedophilia and sex-trafficking of minors? This is not gonna end well…" said another. "When Matt Gaetz had to explain his sudden marriage to his sort-of son Nestor, he said, 'Sometimes when a man is accused of sex crimes he fast-tracks things. It's very beautiful - now I have my Melania.' 'But Melania is Trump's 3rd wife,' replied Nestor. 'Give me time,' said Matt," another tweeted. "Did someone say Matt Gaetz married his Alibi?" said another. "Matt Gaetz married the witness," a Twitter user said in the same vein.
If you think you’ve made poor life decisions just remember that someone just married Matt Gaetz— Travis Allen (@TravisAllen02) August 22, 2021
When Matt Gaetz had to explain his sudden marriage to his sort-of son Nestor, he said, "Sometimes when a man is accused of sex crimes he fast-tracks things. It's very beautiful - now I have my Melania." "But Melania is Trump's 3rd wife," replied Nestor. "Give me time," said Matt pic.twitter.com/Ag9z8TxomE— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) August 22, 2021
Did someone say Matt Gaetz married his Alibi?— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1) August 22, 2021
Matt Gaetz married the witness— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1) August 22, 2021