Cory Booker is a democratic politician who is running for president in 2020.
Before he declared his presidential campaign, Booker was a senator for New Jersey. He was elected into office in October 2013 and was reelected in 2014.
Booker was born in Washington D.C. but raised in New Jersey. He went to Stanford University for his undergraduate and masters. Then he studied at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, then went to Yale for law school.
Booker started his political career by winning a seat on the Municipal Council of Newark then winning the Newark mayoral race in 2006. He went on to become a senator and is now a hopeful presidential candidate.
Booker’s career has been super successful, but what about his romantic life? Booker is single and typically very private about his private life, but who has he dated?
Check out Booker’s full dating history below.
Gayle King 2006
Booker and Gayle King were rumored to have dated in 2006. Despite the rumors, Booker and King have been adamant that they’re just friends.
During a 2012 interview on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and King, Rose asks the two about their “special relationship.”
“Gayle is probably one of the seminal forces in my life of friendship. She is amazing,” Booker said. He went on to say that before King’s first day on CBS This Morning they were hanging out until midnight.
Rose then interrupted jokingly asking, “What does that mean, hanging out?”
King and Booker laughed, and King said, “It’s not hoking up Charlie, No boinking has occurred. We’re really good friends.”
Arianna Huffington 2007
After saying it’s a “great dismany” that “I have not settled down with a life partner.” He cleared the air and said he and Huffington are not romantically involved. Booker went on to say that he keeps that part of his life private for a reason.
“Because how unfair is it to a young lady to put them in the spotlight if they haven’t signed up for that yet?” he said.
Veronica Webb 2009-2010
Booker dated model Veronica Webb from 2009 until 2010. The two were coy about their relationship and wouldn’t confirm the romance rumors while together. They would attend galas together and be seen out but would deny the rumors.
Webb is a model who was once the spokesmodel for Revlon and walked the runway for Azzedine Alaia, Issac Mizrahi, Karl Lagerfeld and Todd Oldham. She was also a Victoria’s Secret model. Webb pivoted to being a TV personality and co-host Tim Gunn’s Guide To Style.
In his 2012 Vogue profile, it’s confirmed they dated.
Mindy Kaling 2017
In 2017 actress Mindy Kaling and Booker exchanged flirty tweets, which ended with them setting up a date.
It all started when Booker tweeted at Kaling about her show The Mindy Project. Her character Mindy Lahiri made a Booker and Newark, New Jersey joke. Booker decided to poke some fun back at the actress.
Kaling responded, “Senator, if Mingy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it’s cool. Thanks for the ❤️. It’s mutual!”
Booker was feeling bold and basically asked Kaling out to dinner. “You are making my day!” Booker tweeted back. “Thanks for the clarification. And if the ❤️ is really mutual… Come have dinner with me in Newark? #PleaseSayYes 🤞🏾”
Mindy responded, “yes. Now let me get the PATH train schedule.”
Vanity Fair talked to Booker after the romantic tweet storm and he claims the interaction wasn’t romantic. He also said he’s still waiting on their dinner non-date.
Rosario Dawson 2018-Present
Actress Rosario Dawson confirmed to TMZ that she and Booker are dating. While at the Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. she told TMZ that they’re together.
“I am just grateful to be with someone that I respect and love and admire so much,” she said.
While on the Breakfast Club in 2018, Booker confirmed that he does have a girlfriend. They have rumored to have started dating in 2018 before he decided to run for president.