Rosario Dawson is proud of the love in her life. The 40-year-old Briarpatch star opens up in a new interview about questions surrounding her sexuality following a 2018 Pride month post.
“People kept saying that I [came out]... I didn’t do that,” she tells Bustle. “I mean, it’s not inaccurate, but I never did come out come out. I mean, I guess I am now.”
Rosario Dawson out and about
Rosario Dawson out and about
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Actress Rosario Dawson arrives at the premiere Of Paladin and Great Point Media's 'Krystal' at the Arclight Theatre on April 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 03: Rosario Dawson attends MAISON-DE-MODE celebration of sustainable style by honoring Suzy Amis Cameron of Red Carpet Green Dress at Sunset Tower on March 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Rosario Dawson attends Alfre Woodard and Morgan Stanley present the 9th Annual Oscar's Sistahs Soiree on February 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage,)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress Rosario Dawson honored with The Social Justice Filming In Italy Award at Italian Cultural Institute on February 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Rosario Dawson at will.i.am's i.am.angel Foundation TRANS4M 2018 Gala, Honoring Sean Parker, Chairman, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Milk Studios on February 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for i.am.angel Foundation)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Actress Rosario Dawson attends the 20th Anniversary of V-Day at The Broad Stage on February 17, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Rosario Dawson arrives at the What Goes Around Comes Around One Year Anniversary at What Goes Around Comes Around on October 11, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 20: Actress Rosario Dawson attends the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 20, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Co-founders of What Goes Around Comes Around Seth Weisser (L) and Gerard Maione (R) and Rosario Dawson at What Goes Around Comes Around Beverly Hills Anniversary on October 11, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for What Goes Around Comes Around)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress Rosario Dawson is seen arriving to Anna Sui fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress Laura Gomez attends Studio 189 By Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah during New York Fashion Week: Style360 at Metropolitan Pavilion on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Actress Rosario Dawson attends 'Super Deluxe and Sarah Ramos present a live reading of City Girl' on June 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Rosario Dawson attends 'Like One Of Your French Girls' book signing - release party at The New York Edition Hotel on May 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Chance Yeh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Actress Rosario Dawson leaves the 'AOL Build' taping at the AOL Studios on May 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Rosario Dawson visits the Build Series to discuss her work with the Lower Eastside Girls Club at Build Studio on May 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 24: Rosario Dawson seen out in Manhattan on May 24, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Actress Rosario Dawson enters the 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on April 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
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Dawson, who recently played a lesbian character on Jane the Virgin, went on to clarify her attraction to women, saying, “I’ve never had a relationship in that space, so it’s never felt like an authentic calling to me.”
The post in question featured an LGBTQ singer belting out powerful lyrics to the tune of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You." Dawson captioned the post, "Happy pride month! Sending love to my fellow lgbtq+ homies. Keep being strong in the face of adversity. Loud & proud. 🌈🤟🏾."
Later that year, Dawson began dating Senator Cory Booker, a decision that she doesn't take lightly.
“It’s the first time I felt like I had to be responsible about my choice of love, which is a challenging thing to do,” she says. “If you fall in love, you fall in love. But there’s another aspect I had to consider: what this meant in [putting] a microscope on my family and particularly on my daughter.”
The actress adopted her daughter, Isabella, 17, in 2014.
Of Booker, who recently exited the presidential race where he was a democratic candidate, she adds, "But in each other I think we found our person."
Dawson has no problem showing off her love for her man on social media.
In January, she gushed about the politician, writing, "My love, I’m always impressed with how you exude such grace and civility while expressing your passion and brilliance in response to these tumultuous times. I’m so grateful for your voice and dedication. Your love lifts us all up. Thank you. You and your team continue to grow humanity and build community daily, giving me faith that indeed We Will Rise. I see you. I love you!"