North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn married fiancée Cristina Bayardelle over the weekend in a private ceremony.
The 25-year-old politician rose to prominence after defeating former President Donald Trump’s handpicked candidate in the 2020 Republican primary, before winning his seat for the current term.
A handful of photos and a video appeared online from the event, which occurred seven years to the day that he was crippled in a car accident.
In a statement, Cawthorn said, “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 introduced his fiancée to the public in a tweet from October that described Bayardelle as an anesthesiologist assistant and a CrossFit athlete.
Bayardelle said that the couple met through a mutual friend and “hit it off,” and after four months “knew he was the one.”
Cawthorn said in the video that he had “never seen a girl do that many pullups at one