Last Thursday, veteran actress Rosario Dawson confirmed that she and Democratic Presidential nominee Cory Booker are dating. This finally confirmed the rumors about the two of them that had been circulating for weeks.
Speculation of a relationship between Dawson and Booker started when they were spotted spending time together in both New York City and Washington, D.C.
When Corey Booker appeared on the radio show the Breakfast Club last month, he vaguely confirmed a relationship by saying that he was dating someone “really special” and playfully referred to her as his “boo”. He went on to say that this special someone would make a “great First Lady”.
Meanwhile, Dawson fully confirmed the relationship when she was stopped by TMZ reporters at Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, on Thursday.
In response to a question posed as to whether her and Booker are dating, Dawson responded: “very much so”.
The TMZ reporter first asked Dawson if she thinks Booker would make a good president, to which she responded: “I think so, yeah. He’s an amazing human being”. Dawson told TMZ when asked if Booker would make a great president.
When further questioned about the status of their relationship and the possibility of wedding bells in the future, Dawson laughed and responded, “I have no idea”.
“I am just grateful to be with someone that I respect and love and admire so much,” she said.
Dawson went on to describe Booker as “brilliant and kind and caring and loving” before wrapping up the impromptu interview.
Dawson herself is no stranger to political activism. The “Jane the Virgin” actress co-founded the organization Voto Latino which aims to “encourage young Hispanic and Latino voters to register to vote”.
As for Latina Twitter, its feelings about the #Cosario relationship runs the gamut.
It’s easy to understand that people have mixed feelings towards the unusual pairing of politics and Hollywood.
This Latina was all positivity:
From Dawson’s praise of Booker, by all accounts, it seems that they’re very happy together.
Some Twitter users were still salty about Dawson’s controversial political opinions during the 2016 election.
Is she going to campaign for Bernie Sanders and vote against him like she did for Hillary? Be careful Cory!— Mari (@MariPRCAL) March 14, 2019
Dawson was a vocal Bernie Sanders supporter in the 2016 election and, ultimately, vocally decided against voting for Hillary Clinton once she became the Democratic nominee.
Other people weren’t so happy that a politician is dating a celebrity.
Cory Booker is dating Mimi? I mean, Rosario Dawson?! These politicians are getting crazy as hell dating all these celebs. 🙄— KBK (@ikickkkthetruth) March 14, 2019
Many people like to keep politics and entertainment separate–for good reason.
And of course, we might be getting ahead of ourselves, but many were pumped about the idea of Rosario becoming a First Lady.
First Lady Rosario Dawson of Puerto Rico and Cuba??? Now that’s the 2020 im living for.
Whatever the future holds with the new couple, we definitely wish them the best. And as always, if you want to make sure your voice is heard in the upcoming 2020, make sure to take the time to register to vote!