Donna Edwards engaged to attorney Nelson Jones

February 6, 2014

File: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) talking with a constituent. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

Rep. Donna F. Edwards’s “comedy” routine didn’t go over so well at Thursday night’s Washington Press Club Foundation dinner. But the Maryland Democrat shone from the dais in one respect — that diamond on her left hand was sparkling.

The bling prompted a tweet from Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill: “Breaking: @repdonnaedwards spotted sporting a “giant rock” @washpressclub dinner; is now officially engaged.”

She gave us the full account: her boyfriend of five years, attorney Nelson Jones, popped the question on Christmas Eve, while the congresswoman was cooking dinner for 20. She took a break for a glass of wine, she says, when he made the move. “Johnny Mathis was playing, and the next thing I knew he was on his knee.”

Edwards, 55, is divorced.

 

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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