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Ginger Luckey
Ginger Luckey, fiance Matt Gaetz, and Tiffany Trump, in Florida, February 20, 2021.
Ginger Luckey, fiance Matt Gaetz, and Tiffany Trump, in Florida, February 20, 2021.
Born 1994 (age 26–27)
Nationality USA
Occupation business analyst
Known for engaged to controversial Congressional Representative Matt Gaetz

Ginger Luckey is a 26 year-old American woman, best known for her December 30, 2020 engagement to controversial politician Matt Gaetz.[1][2][3][4]

She is the sister of Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey.[1] Her brother became wealthy, in 2014, when he sold his virtual reality company to Facebook, when he was just 21 years old, and is now known as a generous donor to the Republican Party.

Page Six reported the pair met in March 2020, at a Republican Party fund-raising event a Donald Trump's Mar-a-lago estate, and that they had a "very MAGA-heavy courtship".[5] The pair met at Mar-a-lago, became engaged at Mar-a-lago, and Gaetz said he hoped they would get married at Mar-a-lago.[6][7] Commentator Jeannine Pirro was the first to report their engagement, tweeting a photo from the event.[8][9]

Luckey graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and works as an analyst for Apeel, a biotechnology company that makes protective coatings for fresh food.[1][2][5] She is also a student in Harvard University's, online business program.[10]

In late March, 2021, The New York Times reported that Luckey's fiance, Gaetz, was under investigation for sex trafficking, and for having sexual relations with women below the legal age of consent.[11] Multiple publications have noted that Luckey then marked her Instagram accountant private, and has not commented on the allegations against Gaetz, or on her relationship with him.[12][13]

Prior to the scandal breaking Luckey said the pair would marry "sometime between now and 2004."[2] Gaetz has said, on separate occasions, that he would like their marriage to be officiated by Donald Trump, and by an Elvis Presley impersonator.[7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lia Eustachewich (2020-12-31). "Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is engaged to Ginger Luckey". New York Post. Archived from the original on 2021-04-06. https://web.archive.org/web/20210406033711/https://nypost.com/2020/12/31/florida-rep-matt-gaetz-is-engaged-to-ginger-luckey/?_ga=2.203646224.1485508843.1617465216-253492744.1617465216. Retrieved 2021-04-03. "Gaetz, 38, shared the good news on his Twitter, retweeting a post from Judge Jeanine Pirro of a snap of the happy couple apparently moments after the big ask." 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Katrina Schollenberger (2021-04-02). "NUMBERS GAME How old is Matt Gaetz’s fiancée Ginger Luckey and what is her net worth?". The Sun. Archived from the original on 2021-04-02. https://web.archive.org/web/20210402174333/https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14531496/matt-gaetz-fiance-ginger-luckey-age/. Retrieved 2021-04-03. "Luckey told the Daily Mail she didn't have an exact wedding date but said it would be 'between now and 2024... We are flexible and have no timespan yet,' she told the paper." 
  3. Michael S. Schmidt; Katie Benner; Nicholas Fandos; Kitty Bennett; Susan C. Beachy (2021-03-30). "Matt Gaetz Is Said to Face Justice Dept. Inquiry Over Sex With an Underage Girl". The New York Times: p. A1. Archived from the original on 2021-04-02. https://web.archive.org/web/20210402114029/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/30/us/politics/matt-gaetz-sex-trafficking-investigation.html. Retrieved 2021-04-03. "Mr. Gaetz is now engaged to an analyst named Ginger Luckey, 26, whom he proposed to at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club on Dec. 30." 
  4. Erica Diaz Mendoza (2021-04-03). "Ginger Luckey biography: 13 more things about Matt Gaetz’s fiancée". Conan Daily. Archived from the original on 2021-04-04. https://web.archive.org/web/20210404080852/https://conandaily.com/2021/04/03/ginger-luckey-biography-13-more-things-about-matt-gaetzs-fiancee/. Retrieved 2021-04-06. "She is a self-identified libertarian." 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mara Siegler (2021-01-04). "Inside Matt Gaetz’s courtship with fiancée Ginger Luckey". Page Six. Archived from the original on 2021-04-02. https://web.archive.org/web/20210402143544/https://pagesix.com/2021/01/04/inside-matt-gaetzs-courtship-with-fiancee-ginger-luckey/. Retrieved 2021-04-03. "Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz got engaged Wednesday night to his girlfriend Ginger Luckey — and sources tell us the news follows a very MAGA-heavy courtship." 
  6. Ryan Neumann (2021-04-01). "Matt Gaetz’s Fiancée Ginger Luckey Goes Radio Silent Amid Sex Trafficking Probe". Radar online. Archived from the original on 2021-04-01. https://web.archive.org/web/20210401191649/https://radaronline.com/p/matt-gaetz-fiancee-ginger-luckey-silent-sex-trafficking-probe/. Retrieved 2021-04-03. "The two reportedly met at a Donald Trump fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago. Gaetz proposed to Luckey in December 2020." 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Gabrielle Fonrouge (2021-03-31). "Meet Ginger Luckey, Matt Gaetz’s fiancée amid sex trafficking probe". New York Post. Archived from the original on 2021-04-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20210403140834/https://nypost.com/2021/03/31/who-is-ginger-luckey-matt-gaetzs-fiancee/. Retrieved 2021-04-06. "She later told the Daily Mail she’d been 'dragged' to the event by her mother, but about nine months later, she agreed to marry the congressman after he popped the question on Dec. 30, 2020, at the same place they met during a holiday celebration at the resort." 
  8. Josh Kovensky; Kate Riga (2021-04-02). "Tracking Matt Gaetz: The Florida Man’s Life Since He Started Getting Heat From The Feds". Talking Points Memo. Archived from the original on 2021-04-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20210403172244/https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/matt-gaetz-florida-investigation-timeline-greenberg. Retrieved 2021-04-06. "December 30, 2020: Fox News’ Judge Jeannine Pirro breaks the news that Gaetz has proposed to Luckey in a tweet with a picture of the two. Gaetz retweets the photo, thanking Pirro for 'sharing the moment' with them. Gina Loudon, a rightwing radio personality, tweets out a video of the proposal from 'the most beautiful place in the world,' Mar-a-Lago." 
  9. Dan Cancian (2021-03-31). "Who is Ginger Luckey? Matt Gaetz's Fiancée Got Engaged to Florida Rep. in 2020". Newsweek magazine. Archived from the original on 2021-04-01. https://web.archive.org/web/20210401174047/https://www.newsweek.com/matt-gaetz-fiancee-ginger-luckey-1580006. Retrieved 2021-04-06. "Gaetz's engagement to Luckey was announced by conservative TV host Jeanine Pirro, who tweeted a picture of the couple shortly after he proposed at the Mar-a-Lago party. "Thanks for sharing the moment with us Judge," Gaetz wrote as he shared her post, a reference to Pirro's role as Judge Jeanine on Fox News." 
  10. Jake Lahut (2021-04-01). "Who is Rep. Matt Gaetz's fiancée? Meet Ginger Luckey, a 26-year-old Harvard business student and the congressman's 'travel buddy'". Business Insider. Archived from the original on 2021-04-04. https://web.archive.org/web/20210404123025/https://www.businessinsider.com/matt-gaetz-fiance-ginger-luckey-harvard-business-school-2021-4. Retrieved 2021-04-03. "She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, according to her LinkedIn page, and is now enrolled in the Harvard business program online." 
  11. Graham Gremore (2021-04-05). "Matt Gaetz pens absolutely crazy op-ed about worsening teen sex scandal, says people “suck”". Queery. Archived from the original on 2021-04-05. https://web.archive.org/web/20210405205220/https://www.queerty.com/matt-gaetz-pens-absolutely-crazy-op-ed-worsening-teen-sex-scandal-says-people-suck-20210405. Retrieved 2021-04-06. "He then goes on to say he is 'enjoying my current embrace of monogamy' with his fiancée Ginger Luckey, who hasn’t issued any comment since the story broke last week." 
  12. Blake Montgomery; Asawin Suebsaeng; Matt Fuller (2021-03-30). "Rep. Matt Gaetz Says Teen-Sex Allegation Is Part of Extortion Plot". Daily Beast. Archived from the original on 2021-04-05. https://web.archive.org/web/20210405065208/https://www.thedailybeast.com/rep-matt-gaetz-under-investigation-for-alleged-sexual-relationship-with-17-year-old-girl-report. Retrieved 2021-04-03. "Gaetz proposed to his girlfriend Ginger Luckey at Mar-a-Lago in December. Fox News host Jeanine Pirro tweeted a picture of the couple. When reached by The Daily Beast, Luckey declined to comment." 
  13. Jonathan Edwards (2021-04-02). "Matt Gaetz’s fiancée, 26, is a ‘food sustainability analyst’ who counts Tiffany Trump as a close pal 0". Brinkwire. https://en.brinkwire.com/news/matt-gaetzs-fiancee-26-is-a-food-sustainability-analyst-who-counts-tiffany-trump-as-a-close-pal/. Retrieved 2021-04-06. "But while the outspoken Congressman, 38, has vehemently denied the allegations, his glamorous new fiancee, Ginger Luckey, 26, is keeping quiet amid the scandal."