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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Announces Engagement

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, waits for a photo with Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, in the Rayburn Room of the Ca
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, waits for a photo with Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, in the Rayburn Room of the Capitol after the new 113th Congress convened on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Washington. The official oath of office for all members of the House was administered earlier in the House chamber. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

One of Capitol Hill's rising stars is officially tying the knot.

On Thursday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) confirmed that she is getting married in her home state of Hawaii. The wedding is planned for April and no other details were released.

The 33-year-old congresswoman did not divulge the name of her fiancé, but according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, he is a videographer.

Gabbard has been dubbed the "Hawaiian Heartbreaker" and ranked sixth on The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful list.

She was married once before but divorced shortly after she returned from a deployment to Iraq as a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. She told the Honolulu Civil Beat that the divorce was a result of "the stresses war places on military spouses and families," adding that her deployments led to her changed views on abortion and same-sex marriage.

After easily winning reelection in November, Gabbard was officially sworn in to the 114th Congress this week.

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