Rosario Dawson says she's "in love" with long shot presidential candidate Cory Booker. The 40-year-old actress and the New Jersey senator opened up about their relationship to The Washington Post.
"I'm in love! I am absolutely in love, and it is so exciting," Dawson gushed.
"Look, both of us, you know, we've had relationships," Booker added, "but I'm not sure if I've ever fully given myself over to a relationship as much as I have with her and allowed myself to be as vulnerable."
Despite their declarations of love, Twitter users remained unconvinced that they are a heterosexual couple. Many insist Dawson is Booker's beard.
The slang "beard" is defined loosely as someone of the opposite sex who is hired or volunteers to help a homosexual pretend to be heterosexual.
Booker, 50, has been hounded by homosexual rumors for over 2 decades.
As far as anyone can tell, he has never had a serious relationship with a biological female.
Which explains why the then 49-year-old politician described behaving like an awkward schoolboy when they bumped into each other at an event in 2018.
"I mean, gosh, that night we talked for hours and hours," he recalled. "I had trouble asking for her phone number... I think I said something really stupid like, 'Uh, how would I get in touch with you?' And she mercifully said something like, 'Oh, you want my phone number?' And my insides were like, 'Hell, yeah!'"
But Twitter users are quick to point out their awkward body language and other discrepancies.
"Rosario Dawson may never win an Oscar but she's a shoe in for [the] Best Beard Award.," wrote one Twitter user.
Another user tweeted, "Rosario Dawson is taking one for the team. Pretending to be Cory Booker's girlfriend. In old Hollywood these women were called Beards."
And a third user tweeted: "Rosario Dawson with Cory Booker is a publicity thing nothing more. Dare I say she's his beard. When the election is over they'll mysteriously "part ways"
But Booker is already dreaming of a wedding in the Rose Garden of the White House - if by some miracle he wins the Democratic nomination.
Rosario Dawson may never win an Oscar but she's a shoe in for tje Best Beard Award. https://t.co/FhkqEKrIrE
— ?????Imaginary CIA Whistleblower????? (@AnnKelly007) October 13, 2019
Rosario Dawson is taking one for the team. Pretending to be Cory Booker's girlfriend. In old Hollywood these women were called Beards.
— nelliestirs (@nelliestirs) October 11, 2019
I do have to hand it to Booker
Rosario Dawson is one beautiful beardhttps://t.co/ERr8buqMLy
— Rodolfo Lasparri (@LasparriNYC) October 17, 2019
Rosario Dawson with Cory Booker is a publicity thing nothing more. Dare I say she's his beard. When the election is over they'll mysteriously "part ways"
— ??MIKA'EL?? (@NEGUSNGOLANKOSI) October 16, 2019
Rosario Dawson and Cory Booker are one of the least convincing I’ve ever seen. I don’t get it, he could’ve at chosen a beard he has chemistry with
— Alex (@XandryNicole) October 10, 2019
Idk, getting Rosario Dawson to be his beard is pretty impressive..
— 9Circles (@9Circles9) October 16, 2019
Rosario Dawson thought she was going to get the White House and got a beard instead. Hate to see it
— Deion Sandals ? (@RunJoe) October 15, 2019
Then Corey will have to explain why Rosario Dawson has been functioning as his beard for the last year and he's been lying as being straight. I want to see Smartacus do that. Or do you mean there's a lesbian on the ticket?
— Lulu ? (@BarbMorgenroth) October 9, 2019