By Daniel Strauss - 07/19/13 11:54 AM EDT
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) said Friday wants to stay in contact with a woman he had previously thought was his long lost daughter.
Cohen's comments follow the revelation that aspiring actress Victoria Brink is not in fact his daughter.
Cohen had previously thought that Brink was his love child with Houston Lawyer Cynthia Sinatra.
But a paternity test performed by CNN revealed that Brink is actually unrelated to Cohen. In response Cohen said he was "stunned and dismayed."
"I was overjoyed when I was informed that Victoria was my daughter," Cohen said in that statement. "Since then, I have given my unconditional love and done my best at being a father as I tried to make up for lost time.
"I was stunned and dismayed when DNA tests disproved what Victoria and I believed about our relationship. I still love Victoria, hold dear the time I have shared with her, and hope to continue to be a part of her life."
Cohen's contact with Brink first came to public attention when he accidentally publicly tweeted her during the State of the Union. The tweet prompted rumors that Cohen may have been having an affair with Brink but Cohen later said that she was his daughter.
Cohen has also previously said he took her to a White House Christmas Party and on a tour of the Capitol.
"I've been able to take her on a tour of the Capitol and the White House. I want her to see my world and be part of it," Cohen said.