Philadelphia Representative Malcolm Kenyatta has officially tied the knot to his now-husband Dr. Matthew Jordan-Miller. Kenyatta, the first Black, openly gay elected official and one of the youngest members elected to the PA General Assembly, announced the heartwarming news in a tweet Saturday (Jan. 5).
"Forever sounds pretty good," Kenyatta tweeted along with several photos of himself and his husband Matthew. Dr. J. Miller shared a tweet in concurrence stating, "New chapter with my life’s co-author. #TheKenyattas 2.05.2022."
The couple first met in 2016 on Instagram and later began a long distance relationship together until Dr. J. Miller moved to Philadelphia. Kenyatta, who is currently running for the U.S Senate, popped the question in July 2020 at the Sofuso Japanese Garden with a special blue moonstone ring that took seven months to design by local LGBTQ+ jeweler Henri David.
"I wanted something that spoke to Matt: timeless, something that sparked and something that was one of a kind, which I think we accomplished," Kenyatta shared with Out in 2020.
Dr. J Miller counter-proposed to Kenyatta in March 2021, stating in a tweet, "So...I just “counter-proposed” to my best friend, @malcolmkenyatta, because he deserves as much delight as he gave me last summer. I didn’t just ask him for his hand in marriage. I proposed that we become our mirrors."
Now, almost a year and a half later, the happy couple jumped the broom at the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House. The intimate ceremony included close family and friends. Kenyatta and his now-husband Dr. Matthew Kenyatta shared their first dance to Natalie Cole's "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)".
With Kenyatta currently in the running to become the first out gay U.S Senator if elected, we are happy to know that his husband will be right by his side to support him. He will be running for Republican Senator Pat Toomey's seat after Toomey announced he is not seeking reelection. Kenyatta will face off against John Fetterman and John McGuigan in the primary.
Thankfully, Kenyatta recently received a big union endorsement for his U.S Senate bid from SEIU, Pennsylvania's largest union for healthcare workers, which represents 80,000 workers — including health-care workers, security guards, and food-service employees around the state.
Congratulations to Kenyatta and Matthew on officiating their union. We wish Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta the best of luck on his bid for U.S Senate.