July 4th, 2008
08:08 AM ET
13 years ago

Crist gets engaged

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/04/art.crist.gi.jpg caption="Crist is getting married."](CNN) – Florida governor and possible Republican vice presidential candidate Charlie Crist announced Thursday that he is engaged to Carole Rome, his girlfriend of nine months.

"She's special in every way. She's brilliant, beautiful and sweet. I'm very, very lucky," Crist told the St. Petersburg Times.

Crist was married once before for less than a year but got divorced in 1980. Rome is recently divorced and has two children, 9 and 11.

The pair met when Crist was visiting New York last September according to the Associated Press, and don’t have a firm date for the nuptials.

Crist is rumored to be on John McCain’s shortlist for the vice presidential nomination and has been one of the Arizona senator’s most fervent surrogates. He recently reversed his position against domestic offshore drilling to line up with McCain’s proposal to allow the states to decide.

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soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Jackson

    Someone needs to lay of the insta-tan.

    July 4, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  2. Bernard Hussein Montgomery

    Crist just needs to come out of the closet, what a shame we live in a coutry where your sexuality defines who you are as a politician, I actually read this article feeling very sorry for him and her.

    July 4, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  3. Marc in DC

    Can't you Obamabots just congratulate the man and be done with it? I've never seen so much hate. I read Obama's interview in Rolling Stone this week and he seems like he's got some great ideas. Too bad his supporters are so immature and spiteful. In good conscience, I can not be party to that. I will be voting for Nader, a man who has shown his ability to lead a real "movement".

    July 4, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  4. Brian

    Another Republicans = More divorces

    If their vows don't mean anything why would their commitment to their country?

    July 4, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  5. Hope is universal

    this seems so staged...Younger woman, with kids...at this time...hmmmm..I think everyone can see right through this...Single man as VP...won't work...

    July 4, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  6. William, from Cali!

    Just nine months..........................................He's a quick learner, I guess! or he's a good judge of "moral nature and strength". If not, he wouldn't be the first , that chosed to quickly...........................Right?

    July 4, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  7. JC

    HE IS GAY, and now we can add LIAR to the list. There is no way that this is going to fool anybody. Charlie, you need to be honest with yourself. What a shame to be a gay & Republican.

    July 4, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
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