Rosario Dawson and Cory Booker Just Took a Huge Step in Their Relationship

Actress Rosario Dawson and Senator Cory Booker shocked many fans in 2019 when it was revealed that they are in a relationship together. While Dawson herself has been using her voice for political activism, Hollywood and political stars typically do not mingle together, which is why people did not see this romance coming.

However, it seems like Dawson and Booker continue to be going strong. Dawson even recently announced something exciting: She and her beau are taking a huge step in their relationship.

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Rosario Dawson was initially afraid to date Cory Booker

Dawson and Booker met in 2018 and started dating soon after. However, given who Booker is, Dawson was initially afraid to date him.

“I mean, he’s had a bomb sent to his office,” Dawson told reporters at a panel to promote her show Briarpatch. “It definitely was one of those things as I got into the relationship, I don’t get to just cavalierly just fall in love with someone. I have to really consider I have a daughter and I’ve got a family. Are we all willing to go down this path together?”

However, Dawson admitted Booker was the “love of my life,” which made her more sure of her decision to have a relationship with him.

Additionally, she credited their age to helping them see the value of their partnership. She shared: “Even though him and I are really opposite sides of the ponds in a lot of different ways, there’s a lot of similarities that we’ve discerned with each other constantly and also age. We met at 39, 49. I’m 40 now, he’s 50. There’s a lot that comes from wisdom and experience and maturity.”

How Dawson and Booker have been making their relationship work

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Although Dawson and Booker seem to be a good match, they still face challenges like any couple would. For the two of them, distance was a big difficulty to overcome. Dawson spends a lot of time filming in various locations while Booker splits his time between Washington D.C. and Newark, New Jersey.

Dawson admitted to reporters that, because of her love language being “touch,” a long distance relationship was especially challenging for her. However, she and Booker put a lot of effort into maintaining their sparks and communicating with each other frequently.

“Even though we’ve had a long distance relationship and this has been a really challenging year for the both of us, just being able to be supportive to each other in the right way when we only have a limited amount of time,” Dawsonsaid. “I think just consciousness in relationships, it sounds like work but the benefit that comes from it and the being seen and the being heard and the being understood and the communication is just absolutely critical and profound.”

Dawson and Booker recently took a huge step in their relationship

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Dawson and Booker have been quarantining in different places, but the couple is planning on settling down in one place together. Dawson recently shared that she will soon move to Newark to be with Booker.

“I’m actually in the process of moving, by the way. I’m going to New Jersey. I’m moving to Newark,” she told People, via Page Six. “It’s time. We were thinking about moving in together anyway, but especially during all of this, it’s been really intense. I’m excited.”