In an exciting turn of events, Mariah Kennedy Cuomo, the daughter of former Governor Andrew Cuomo and Kerry Kennedy, is now engaged. Mariah’s longtime boyfriend, Tellef Lundevall, flew to Italy to surprise her with a proposal during their holiday getaway. The engagement took place in Milazzo, Sicily, on a beautiful piece of land once owned by Mariah’s grandmother, Matilda Raffa. This land has now been transformed into a stunning nature preserve.
According to an insider familiar with the family, Lundevall chose a breathtaking spot called the “Pool of Venus” to pop the question. As the sun emerged after a rainy morning, Lundevall led Mariah to this local landmark with its natural beauty. It was at this moment that he got down on one knee and shocked his bride-to-be. Exclusive photos acquired by Page Six showcase this heartwarming scene, capturing Lundevall’s proposal and Mariah’s radiant smile as she proudly displays her new engagement ring.
Sources reveal that Lundevall respectfully sought the approval of Mariah’s father before proposing. Andrew Cuomo is said to be overjoyed with the news and is excited to welcome Lundevall into the family officially. However, there’s a hint of humor in his response as he jokingly adds that he hopes the couple will remain in New York after their marriage.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lundevall became a well-known figure when he moved into the Governor’s mansion with the Cuomo family. Referred to as “the boyfriend” during Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefings, Lundevall made appearances alongside the family. He is the CEO and founder of Accelerated Digital Media, a digital marketing and analytics firm based in Chicago. Prior to his successful career, Lundevall played football for Brown University, where he first met Mariah. Their relationship has now surpassed the five-year mark, and they recently relocated to New York City after Mariah completed her business school education at Northwestern University. Mariah herself is the founder and CEO of Socrates Social, a social media advisory firm catering to executives.
As Mariah Kennedy Cuomo and Tellef Lundevall embark on this new chapter of their lives together, their engagement symbolizes the union of two accomplished individuals. With a shared journey that began on the football field and has now led them to the bustling streets of New York City, their love story continues to unfold. The Sicilian proposal serves as a testament to the strength of their bond and the beautiful moments they will create as they plan their future as husband and wife.