NEWARK, N.J. -

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is engaged.

Menendez popped the question to Alicia Mucci, his girlfriend of more than a year, Monday night, according to the New Jersey Democrat's office.

Mucci lives in Bergen County and manages real estate investments. Her public Facebook profile said she's widowed and worked as a "barmaid" at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack in August 2009.

The restaurant is home to numerous New Jersey political fundraisers and events.

Menendez's office said the couple met after a fundraiser but did not specify where or when. 

The senator's first marriage ended in divorce in 2005.