Cory Booker says he is ‘enjoying and adjusting’ after moving in with girlfriend Rosario Dawson

Sen. Cory Booker and actress Rosario Dawson have been dating since 2018

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Former presidential candidate Cory Booker recently opened up about what life has been like since his longtime girlfriend Rosario Dawson moved cross-country to live with him over the summer in Newark, N.J.

“This is the first time in my life I’ve really lived with somebody,” the 51-year-old senator shared during an interview with BuzzFeed News.

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He noted that the actress, 41, is waiting until “after” the upcoming US presidential election to unpack all her boxes, explaining, “I think we both realize that this is a ‘batten-down-the-hatches,’ ‘get-to-Nov.-3’ kinda thing.”

“She’s in the bedroom recording, but both of us needed silence, so I’m in my office, trying to talk more quietly than I normally do on my Zoom, and she’s in the other room recording a long PSA for Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Sholten, in Spanish. It’s happened multiple times, where we both just need quiet because we’re both doing reams of work. So I think we’re both bonding in that,” he explained of their lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

Leading Presidential Candidates Attend Finkenauer Fish Fry In Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – NOVEMBER 02: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) kisses his girlfriend, actress Rosario Dawson, during the Finkenauer Fish Fry at the Hawkeye Downs Event Center on November 02, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses will take place on February 3, 2020, making it the first nominating contest for the Democratic Party in choosing their presidential candidate. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

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Because they are both working remotely from home, the couple is intentional about blocking out “personal time” for just themselves during the day and also with each other in the evening. Dawson also pushes him out of his old “bachelor” ways by preparing meals at a table. 

“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,” he confessed, adding, “So it’s just really nice to set a table, have somebody to say grace with, before a meal.”

The lovestruck politician also gushed that “it’s just those small things” that he finds “incredibly enriching” about sharing his life with Dawson, who he has dated since 2018.

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