Booker brings girlfriend, actress Rosario Dawson, to inauguration
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Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerABC names new deputy political director, weekend White House correspondent NJ lawmakers ask Gannett to stop 'union-busting' efforts at 3 state newspapers Hillicon Valley: High alert as new QAnon date approaches Thursday | Biden signals another reversal from Trump with national security guidance | Parler files a new case MORE (D-N.J.), brought his girlfriend, actress Rosario Dawson, as his guest to the inauguration of President Biden on Wednesday.

The duo, who have been dating for about two years, sported matching protective face masks as they took in the ceremony.

Booker and Dawson were among the small group of lawmakers and other invitees who watched the swearing-in ceremony from the Capitol grounds.


Due to coronavirus, the inauguration was closed to the public. Instead of spectators, nearly 200,000 flags filled the National Mall as the ceremony took place.

Booker posted a selfie with Dawson in front of the Capitol to his Instagram feed, which he cheekily captioned, "It was very cold today. -45," in what appeared to be a dig at former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE.

Dawson shared the post to her Instagram story shortly after.
The couple, in the past, has been private about their relationship on social media. The last time either one made a public statement regarding their relationship was in November, when Dawson congratulated her beau on his Senate victory.
"So proud of and grateful for you my love," she captioned a photo of the two of them.