Who is Melissa DeRosa's husband Matthew Wing? Andrew Cuomo 'touched her thigh' after wedding
Andrew Cuomo's 'evil' aide Melissa DeRosa has been dubbed to have more enemies than the New York governor himself and that's saying something considering the ongoing sexual assault probe into him. DeRosa, whose name has surfaced amid 11 women accusing Cuomo of sexual assault, is an avid loyalist of the politician. She has become infamous as reports of her allegedly discrediting Cuomo accusers began circulating. Even her personal life is rooted in Cuomo's organization since she found love and married a man who also worked for Cuomo. Identified as Matthew Wing, the former press secretary of Cuomo is a top boss at Uber now.
Discrediting Cuomo accusers isn't the only reason behind the internet slamming DeRosa; she had also been accused of creating a "toxic, abusive" workplace environment. Former friend and GOP Representative Elise Stefanik claims that her "ferocious dedication" to Cuomo has turned her into "an unelected sycophant hack funded by the NY taxpayer". DeRosa has also been accused of downplaying Cuomo's role in the sexual harassment issue, much like the governor's own brother Chris Cuomo, who's under fire from netizens for not addressing the allegations online earlier. But DeRosa hailed as New York's most powerful non-elected official, had also made headlines for finding love in 'Cuomoland' when she married Wing in 2016.
Who is Melissa DeRosa's husband?
Cuomo's Chief of Staff Melissa DeRosa married the governor's then press secretary Matthew Lawrence Wing on Monday, August 28, 2016, in a fairytale wedding that had its own fireworks show. The two met in 2013 after DeRosa had joined the Cuomo administration as a communications director earlier that year, and Wing had already been working there as the press sec since 2011.
According to Wing's LinkedIn profile, he went to Bar College to get a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature. He had already left the Cuomo administration in 2014 and became the governor's reelection campaign communications director right away. By 2016, he was a top communications executive at Uber, promoted to Head of Communications in 2020. Previously he had worked for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who later became New York City mayor and also Cuomo's arch revival in due course of time.
DeRosa and Wing's 'Cuomoland' wedding
Their wedding happened at the swanky The Sagamore hotel and was attended by Ciopmo himself, who gave a warm, fuzzy speech to the hefty numbers in attendance. Although at the time the governor had recently been granted the power to marry couples, he did not officiate the ceremony. Instead, DeRosa and Wing were married by Manhattan US District Judge Jed Rakoff.
More than the wedding, it was DeRosa's engagement ring from Wing that was widely discussed when the price of it was reported in 2017. In her 2016 state financial disclosure filing, DeRosa had listed the engagement ring somewhere between $5,000 and $20,000. A Daily Mail expose published on August 3 alleges that photos taken just 12 days after DeRosa's wedding to Wing, shows her boss Cuomo "getting up close and personal" with her during a dinner. Dated sometime around September 2016, these photos were provided to the outlet with sources claiming the embattled governor "put his hand under the table and it looked like he was touching her thigh."