South Carolina Republican representative Nancy Mace came in for a surprise during her recent campaign.
Knocking door to door with a camera crew behind her, Mace had no idea long-time boyfriend Patrick Bryant had been planning to pop the question in an elaborate campaign-turned-proposal scheme.
Thankfully the congresswoman said yes and took to Instagram to announce the big news to family, friends and followers.
So who is Nancy Mace’s husband-to-be, Patrick Bryant? Here’s what we know.
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Nancy Mace is engaged
Nancy Mace’s boyfriend Patrick Bryant planned a surprise proposal fit for a politician.
Thinking she was filming b-roll for her campaign, Mace was followed by a camera crew as she walked door to door. Little did she know, Bryant was behind one door in particular, crouching on one knee with a ring in his hand.
“Will you spend the rest of your life with me?” Bryant asked, eagerly awaiting Mace’s reply.
Of course the South Carolina rep said yes – but the proposal really did come as a shock. “I literally thought I was shooting b-roll,” Nancy told CBS News after her husband-to-be popped the question.
“I was told we were going door knocking and shooting b-roll but my boyfriend, Patrick, had other plans,” the 44-year-old wrote on Instagram to announce the news.
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Since then, friends, family and fans have taken to the comments section to congratulate the happy couple.
“So happy for you Nancy,” one person wrote.
“Congratulations Nancy and Patrick!” another commented.
Watch the proposal below:
Who is Patrick Bryant?
Patrick Bryant is a Charleston-based software developer. His passion for entrepreneurship started at a young age, seeing him create his first company, Bryant Design, at just 16 years old. Bryant then attended the University of South Carolina and went on to co-found his own companies and invest in other startups.
According to the Go To Team website, Bryant co-founded software development firm Code/+/Trust following his success in co-founding Go To Team, a camera crew business.
Patrick remains majority shareholder in Go To Team but left the company in 2013 to venture down other avenues.
Much like fiancée Nancy Mace, the entrepreneur is passionate about community and hopes to make Charleston and South Carolina a better place to work.
More recently, Bryant sat down with Jeffrey Zucker on his podcast, People Are The Answer, to discuss business, the journey to success, and giving back to their communities. Listen here.
Nancy Mace’s dating history explored
Rep Nancy Mace has clearly found her happily ever after with fiancé Patrick Bryant but this won’t be her first marriage.
As reported by The State, the 44-year-old politician was previously married to Curtis Jackson but, after 15 years of marriage, the two broke things off in 2019. Mace and Jackson share two children, Elli and Myles.
Nancy and Curtis reportedly remain on good terms.