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Cory Booker Gay, Wife, Parents, Ethnicity

By Staff Writer | Published On: 21 Jul, 2019
Cory Booker Gay, Wife, Parents, Ethnicity

Cory Booker is an American politician who serves as a member of the Democratic Party.

It was on 16 October 2013 when he won the special election to represent New Jersey in the United States's Senate. In the successive year, he was also re-elected as a senator to a complete a six-year term. 

Moreover, Cory's official career commenced in 2006 when he started serving as the elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey.

Over the course of his seven years venture, the city saw to its massive phase of economic growth ever since the 1960s.

The overall crime lessened, and the quality of life for residents improved dramatically due to initiatives that included more affordable housing, new green spaces and parks, increased educational opportunities, and more efficient city services.

Is Cory Booker Gay?

Cory, the 2020 presidential candidate, often becomes the talk of tabloids and media.

With his ever-growing fame comes a great many rumors and speculations in regards to his private life, especially the one referring to him as a gay.

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And he even confirmed that he is straight. However, the democrat doesn’t mind being called gay.

He mostly leaves the questions about his sexuality unattended, because he loves to challenge people on their homophobia.

Cory Booker Married To Girlfriend / Wife?

Cory is notoriously private when it comes to his dating life. However, his popularity and preference for dating famous women would not allow him to do so. He has gone through a string of relationship rumors, from Oprah Winfrey’s best buddy to the beautiful Instagram poet.

Today, yet again, there is a media buzz going around with him openly dating the actor and activist, Rosario Dawson. Rosario, the co-founder of the Hispanic voter outreach organization Voto Latino, starred in many hit projects including Men in Black II and Rent.

When Cory Booker's girlfriend, Rosario Dawson joined him for an episode of RuPaul's new-self-titled talk show in June 2019 (Photo: people.com)

His girlfriend went vocal about their relationship on 14 March 2019. Besides, Rosario even joined Cory for an episode of RuPaul's talkshow, marking it to be their first public appearance as a couple.

With this, there is a rise to speculation that Cory, the first bachelor elected to the White House since Grover Cleveland, would be married to his wife before he wins the 2020 election.

His Parents & Educational Background

Cory, age 50, was born to his parents, Carolyn Rose (Jordan) and Cary Alfred Booker, who were among the first black executives at IBM. Although he was born in Washington, D.C., Cory grew up in Harrington Park, New Jersey. 

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Talking about his family descents, his parents, including his grandparents on both sides, were black. However, one of his maternal great-grandfathers was white; thus, Cory embraces a mixed African-American ethnicity. 

Cory was a star football player ever since his high school days. He deployed his passion for sports to enroll in for his formal education at the best possible platforms.

He went onto Stanford University on a football scholarship while he studied in Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship. Subsequently, he became a proud alumnus of Yale Law School. 


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