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Somewhere in one of our alternate universes, Cory Booker might be President and Rosario Dawson ended up being America’s First Lady. Maybe that’s only in the most obscure alt-reality, but it could have happened in a world that didn’t have to battle Donald Trump and a million other Democratic candidates.

Now with Booker out of the running by his own volition, it seems his steady girlfriend, Dawson, is a little bit relieved. She’s reportedly a certain type when it comes to relationships, and it could have made their union fall apart had things gone on with Booker’s presidential run.

On the other hand, had the two married and won the White House, they might have brought back something we need to see more of: Real affection between a First Lady and President.

Rosario Dawson doesn’t love long-distance relationships

Rosario Dawson attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Unforgettable" at TCL Chinese Theatre.
Rosario Dawson | Rich Fury/Getty Images

When Dawson was interviewed recently by Yahoo! at the Television Critics’ Association Press Tour, she revealed some interesting things about what’s made her relationship with Booker so exciting. However, there’s all reason to believe they might not have stayed together since she acknowledged it’s been hard living on opposite coasts in the last year.

They always worked hard to be together as much as possible. This sometimes didn’t work out if Dawson had to be employed somewhere and Booker had to campaign in a specific city.

One thing Dawson revealed is she expresses her love physically, particularly in being a hugger. This is why she’s not necessarily sad Booker dropped out so they can finally spend more time doing things.

Dawson expressed her emotional support for Booker in a tweet immediately after the latter announced he was suspending his campaign. Both clearly have a close bond, which opens the door on whether relationships are more important than politics.

It seems Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson have everything in common

Based on Dawson’s comments above, she and Booker are the dream romantic match. They love the same books, music, and movies, making their personal lives continually fulfilling.

While she admits they both talk about politics a lot during conversations, it’s not a constant barrage. No doubt fans of Dawson are glad to hear this in a time when politics have become a 24/7 marathon of debate. Knowing they can spend some time thinking about other things is arguably worth the abandonment of running for President.

Not that there still weren’t dreams of having another African-American couple in the White House. Nevertheless, what Booker and Dawson have is something very rare indeed in having a relationship potentially lasting a lifetime.

After all, how many couples are able to be so interested in the same things and enjoy each other’s company that much?

The big question, though: Would Cory Booker support Rosario Dawson supporting Bernie Sanders?

New talk is brewing now about Dawson backing Bernie Sanders for President as she did in the 2016 election season. Initially, she backed Booker himself when he first announced his Presidential run early last year.

At an earlier time, Dawson said she wasn’t going to back any particular candidate. Now that her serious boyfriend is out, what does this mean for her in 2020? Will they both distance themselves from politics until the 2020 election is over, or end up backing the Democratic nominee later this year?

Despite Dawson being a Sanders advocate in the past, maybe it won’t hold up this time based on some controversies about the senator. Not that she hasn’t suggested backing the electorate in general for the Democrats.

No doubt they’ll both back whoever the nominee ultimately is. Even so, don’t blame them for wanting to press the escape button on politics for a while. Most love affairs would do so much better if politics were on an extended backburner.