Rep. Madison Cawthorn married his fiance, Cristina Bayardelle, this weekend in a private ceremony on Saturday afternoon.
The event, attended by friends and family attended the event, took place seven years to the day that the 25-year-old congressman from North Carolina was involved in a car crash that left him partially paralyzed and reliant on a wheelchair.
“On April 3rd of 2014 my life changed forever. A tragic car accident put me in a wheelchair and dashed my hopes and dreams for the future. On April 3rd of 2021 my life has once again changed forever,” Cawthorn said in a statement reported by WATE-TV, a local ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee. “Marrying Cristina Bayardelle, now Cristina Cawthorn, is the greatest honor, privilege, and adventure of my life. I am so grateful to celebrate this occasion surrounded by so many friends and family.”
Cawthorn, a freshman in the House, upset Trump-backed Lynda Bennett in the 2020 Republican primary,