Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten have shared sweet tributes to each other to celebrate their four-year anniversary together on Twitter.
Chasten, a 30-year-old elementary school teacher, shared his soppy message for the South Bend, Indiana Mayor on Wednesday reflecting on their first date back in 2015.
‘Four years ago I drove over to South Bend to go on date with this handsome guy I met. We had a pint, watched a baseball game, held hands by the river, and watched fireworks burst over our heads as we prepared to say goodbye. My gosh, we had no idea did we @PetteButtigieg,’ he wrote.
He also tweeted a photo of that first date, the two of them smiling, holding beers, unbeknownst that they’d get married just a few years down the line.
Pete Buttigieg, 37, and husband Chasten, 30, have shared sweet anniversary posts on Twitter to celebrate four years together since their first date on August 28, 2015 where they had a drink and went to a baseball game together. Pictured with the South Bend Cubs mascot
Pete shared Chasten’s post on Twitter saying: ‘Still can’t believe my luck. Thank you for a magical first date and all that has come since’
Pete and Chasten met on the dating app Hinge in 2015 and tied the knot in June 2018
Pete, 37, shared the message on his own Twitter account adding, ‘Still can’t believe my luck. Thank you for a magical first date and all that has come since.’
Pete and Chasten started their romance in the most millennial way possible, meeting on the dating app Hinge. After talking the pair had their first date at a baseball game in South Bend in the summer of 2015.
For the couple, one of the most magical moments of the date was the dazzling fireworks display, which they took as the sign of the start of a beautiful relationship.
‘Literally, there were fireworks on our first date,’ Chasten said in an interview with the New York Times. ‘It was kind of ridiculous, I know, but I was hooked.’
The South Bend Mayor revealed that at the start of their relationship Chasten was hesitant to get involved with a politician
Chasten shared this Instagram post in June celebrating their one year wedding anniversary. The two got married at Cathedral of St. James in South Bend
Buttigieg pictured with husband Chasten before announcing he’ll run for the Democratic presidential nomination on April 14
They moved in together by the end of that year and announced their engagement in December 2017.
They finally tied the knot on June 16, 2018, in a private ceremony at the Cathedral of St. James in South Bend.
The political couple boast a strong army of fans, not only for Mayor’s work in Indiana but for being an LGBTQ couple in the 2020 presidential race.
But Chasten wasn’t always on board with dating a politician.
‘He [Chasten] was a little skeptical about getting mixed up with a politician, and he asked, you know, ‘What does your future look like?’ And I told him,’ Buttigieg previously said on the podcast LGBTQ&A.
‘So he reminds me of that now, and we talk about the crazy life that we have because I don’t think any of us could’ve guessed even a year and a half ago that this was where life would take us,’ he added.
According to a Tuesday survey, the South Bend mayor has seen his national poll number decline in the past few weeks.
He currently sits at 3 percent among Democratic primary voters, running behind his peers Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.