By CBSLA Staff

AVALON (CBSLA) — Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida eloped to Catalina Island over the weekend and married his girlfriend, Ginger Luckey.

The 39-year-old Republican, who is under investigation as part of a sex trafficking probe, posted a photo of the couple to Twitter saying, “I love my wife!”

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According to Vanity Fair, Sergio Gor, a former staffer for Sen. Rand Paul, performed the ceremony in front of an estimated 40 people.

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The couple had previously announced they would marry next year.

Luckey, 26, is a Southern California native.

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