Gov. Hickenlooper announces engagement

Posted at 3:33 PM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-29 18:09:37-05

Congratulations are in order for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. He’s getting married.

The governor’s office tells Denver7 that Hickenlooper proposed to his girlfriend Robin Pringle over the Christmas weekend.

Pringle, 37, is the vice president of corporate development for Liberty Media Corp. in Englewood.

According to The Denver Post, 63-year-old Hickenlooper began dating Pringle more than a year ago. She was introduced as his girlfriend at last year’s holiday party. The governor’s office said that wedding plans are in the works and the ceremony will be small. A date wasn’t announced.

Hickenlooper and author Helen Thorpe announced their separation in 2012. They have one son, 13-year-old Teddy. Hickenlooper and Thorpe have said they are friends.

Pringle graduated from Duke University with a degree in public policy, and earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

She is a trustee of the Clyford Still Museum and LibertyGives, a foundation that works with at risk youth.