Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta is now married.
Kenyatta, who is currently running for the U.S. Senate, announced the news in a tweet on Saturday featuring himself and his now-husband Dr. Matthew Jordan-Miller.
"Forever sounds pretty good," he wrote with a few photos. He hashtagged the post "The Kenyattas" and "Finally Married." Jordan-Miller posted a similar tweet with the caption "New chapter with my life's co-author."
Jordan-Miller has also updated his handle and name on Twitter to Matthew Jordan-Miller Kenyatta and @DrMattKenyatta. The pair encouraged those who wanted to buy wedding gifts to donate to Trevor Project and the North Broad Renaissance.
The couple first met in 2016 on social media. Jordan-Miller had seen Kenyatta featured as an LGBTQ+ leader to watch and followed him on Instagram. After exchanging likes, the two began a long-distance relationship until Jordan-Miller moved to Philadelphia.
Kenyatta proposed in July 2020 with a ring designed by Philadelphia's Henri David. The ring featured a blue moonstone. He proposed at the Sofuso Japanese Garden.
Jordan-Miller, who is working on a book on Black urbanism titled A Palm Growing in Concrete,counterproposed in March 2021.
Kenyatta, who currently represents Pennsylvania's 181st District, centered on Philadelphia, announced his run for U.S. Senate in February 2021. If elected he will be the first out gay U.S. senator. He is running for a seat now open as Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is not seeking reelection. He will face off against John Fetterman and John McGuigan in the Democratic primary. This comes after Kenyatta previously made history as the first Black, out gay elected official in the state legislature and the second out gay politician in the body -- Rep. Brian Sims was the first. Sims is now running for lieutenant governor.