- Cory Booker has confirmed that he has a girlfriend.
- The Democratic New Jersey senator, who’s a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, wouldn’t confirm who is dating.
- Some reports say it may be actress Rosario Dawson.
- The two have been spotted spending time together in New York City.
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 theatre 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.
“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.”
At the time of the announcement, he was still thought to be single, which some experts say could hurt his presidential run.
“Marriage has long been viewed as the entry point to adulthood, signalling 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.”
Business Insider spoke with Dawson in January and asked the actress if she hoped Booker would run for president.
“I don’t know … how to respond to that,” she said. “I do. I hope that there’s a lot of people who are potentially going to be running. I hope that we get an opportunity to have people like him in that conversation because he brings a lot of grace, and intelligence, and experience, and I think we need that to be what’s reflected in these debates and in these spaces that have so often been dominated by hateful rhetoric and debasing each other.”
Reps for both Dawson and Booker didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
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