For New Jersey Senator and former presidential hopeful Cory Booker, 2020 marks more than just an election year: it’s the year he moved in with his girlfriend, actress and activist Rosario Dawson.
In fact, according to an interview Booker gave to Buzzfeed News, this is the first time he’s ever had a roommate.
“This is the first time in my life I've really lived with somebody,” Booker explained, “and obviously Rosario and I are enjoying and adjusting to that.”
Given the circumstances (the election is in 21 days, but who’s counting?), the couple’s Newark, N.J. home is something of a work in progress. The senator noted that some of Dawson’s boxes have yet to be unpacked. “We already know we're not gonna get to it until after the election,” he admitted.
Timing aside, the couple is trying their best to find moments to connect and unwind together (sans screens).
“I have not done that, really, as a bachelor, where I actually sit at a table and just, like, breathe and eat a meal. And just set a table — I can't tell you how rarely do I set the table as a bachelor, you know, as a guy living alone. So it's just really nice to set a table, have somebody to say grace with, before a meal. It's just those small things really are, I'm finding, incredibly enriching.”
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