By: Anjelica Oswald
Cory Booker has confirmed that he’s in a relationship. And though he hasn’t said who he’s with, speculation says it may be actress Rosario Dawson.
During an appearance on the radio show “The Breakfast Club,” the 49-year-old Democratic senator from New Jersey, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, revealed that he was “dating somebody really special.”
“I, I got a boo,” Booker said.
When asked if he would marry this girlfriend before the 2020 election, he said, “There’s two more years, so give me some time. My girlfriend might listen to this.”
In early January, Page Six reported that Dawson, 39, and Booker were seen at the Regal Union Square movie theater in New York City. Later, they were spotted together at a January performance of Broadway show “Dear Evan Hanson” where the two were joined by Booker’s niece and Dawson’s 15-year-old daughter, Lola.
Booker announced his 2020 presidential run on February 1, the first day of Black History Month, with a video he posted on his website.
At the time of the announcement, he was still thought to be single, which some experts say could hurt his presidential run.
“Together, we will channel our common pain back into our common purposes,” he said in the video. “Together, America, we will rise. I’m Cory Booker, and I’m running for president of the United States of America.”
“Marriage has long been viewed as the entry point to adulthood, signaling reliability, responsibility, and steadfastness,” relationship expert Susan Winter told INSIDER. “A man with a family has more to lose, and therefore, more to keep him in line.”