Rosario Dawson splits from Senator Cory Booker

Rosario Dawson splits from Senator Cory Booker

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and actress girlfriend Rosario Dawson have split after nearly three years of marriage, sources say.

A source close to the couple told People that Dawson and Booker decided to end their relationship but remained on good terms and considered each other “good friends.”

The couple reportedly met at a fundraiser for then-Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous in 2017.

Dawson, 42, was in a relationship at the time, and when they met again a few months later in 2018, Booker was keen, though nervous, to ask for her phone number.

“I had one of those really awkward times. I’m a United States Senator and I had to muster up the courage to go up to her and ask for her phone number,” Booker, 52, told CNN at the town hall in March 2019.

“I had trouble asking her for her phone number… I think I said something really stupid, like, ‘How can I contact you? And she kindly said something like, “Oh, do you need my phone number?” And my insides were like, “Hell yes!” Booker told the Washington Post the same year.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and his actress girlfriend Rosario Dawson have split after nearly three years of being together, pictured in 2019.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and his actress girlfriend Rosario Dawson have split after nearly three years of being together, pictured in 2019.

Dawson and Booker were first seen flirting on the Broadway show Dear Evan Hanson, where Booker allegedly sang “I Love You” to Dawson as they took pictures with the cast backstage.

Soon there were rumors that the senator and the Mandalorian actress were together.

In February 2019, Booker confirmed that he was in a relationship, but declined to name her partner.

“I’m dating someone really special,” he told The Breakfast Club radio show. “I have a boo.”

Dawson then confirmed the relationship with TMZ in March of that year, adding that she was grateful to be with someone she “respected and admired and loved so much.”

Rumors that they had broken up first surfaced last November when two sources told Marie Claire that the powerful couple had decided to part ways due to conflicting schedules and distance.  Above, Dawson and Booker on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Rumors that they had broken up first surfaced last November when two sources told Marie Claire that the powerful couple had decided to part ways due to conflicting schedules and distance. Above, Dawson and Booker on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

A source told People that the pair are no longer dating but remain

A source told People that the pair are no longer dating but remain “good friends.” Above, Booker and Dawson visit SiriusXM Studios on February 7, 2020 in New York City.

By April 2019, Booker was appearing on Dawson’s Instagram feed with over a million followers promoting the affair.

Appearing on RuPaul’s 2019 talk show amid his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Booker even ventured the possibility that the couple might marry.

When RuPaul remarked that if elected, Booker would be the first unmarried president in a long time, the senator said things could change.

“The swearing-in will take place no earlier than January 21, 2021. You never know what might happen between now and then,” Booker said at the time.

During the three-year romance, the couple often appeared together on the red carpet and Booker events as part of his presidential campaign.

In order to keep in touch with their busy schedules, the couple reportedly FaceTimed each other and met weekly.

In May 2020, when Booker launched his campaign, Dawson sold her California home and moved to New Jersey with him.

“This is the first time in my life that I actually live with someone – and obviously Rosario and I are enjoying it and adjusting to it, right?” Booker told BuzzFeed at the time.

“I didn’t actually do that as a bachelor when I actually sit at my desk and just breathe and eat food,” he added.

Rumors that they had broken up first surfaced last November when two sources told Marie Claire that the powerful couple had decided to part ways due to conflicting schedules and distance.

Booker worked in Washington to support Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan, and Dawson worked on several projects.

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