New York, May 17 (ANI): Richard Nixon's grandson, Chris Cox, 31, has shocked the Long Island's conservative high society with his engagement to 20-year-old heiress Andrea Catsimatidis.
Andrea is the daughter of billionaire John Catsimatidis. Earlier Catsimatidis had expressed his dismay over the engagement.
"I'm shell-shocked," he told The Post.
He has since recovered and embraced his future son-in-law.
"Chris is one of the nicest kids I've ever met. Straight-arrow. Clean-cut. Honest as the day is long. It's better than her running around, looking for anything," the New York Post quoted him as saying.
Meanwhile Long Island's soirees are abuzz with the engagement.
"Everyone's snickering behind their back," said one high-ranking GOP leader from eastern Long Island, where Cox is running as a Republican.
"She's a kid. He brings her to these very staid Republican events and she's in a miniskirt. It's the political equivalent of 'The Addams Family, " he added.
The lovelorn couple seem to be least ruffled by these remarks.
"I feel so comfortable with Andrea; she's so advanced in her knowledge," said Cox, calling from the stump in Suffolk County.
An ecstatic Andrea has already posted the news on Facebook, "Andrea is engaged to the greatest man in the world (besides her father of course!)! YAYYYYYY!!!!," she wrote. (ANI)