Being a working mother is a balancing act within itself. If you want to add romance to the equation, you sure as hell had better start practicing your juggling skills. Just ask Rosario Dawson.
The Seven Pounds actress recently became a headline hot topic after she missed a couple of Cory Booker’s events — including campaign events and debates due to filming for USA network series, “Briarpatch”. The latest was the presidential hopeful’s fundraiser event at Slate nightclub in New York City, which prompted Page Six to begin speculating about the couple’s relationship status.
Both Booker and Dawson appeared to take the reports in jest before the 40-year-old actress took to Instagram to address the rumors. Booker took a screenshot of the Page Six report before texting it to Dawson with the caption, “You made it.” Dawson then echoed her beau’s sentiments by screen capturing the text message and sharing it on her Instagram page.
“I made it!” the New York native exclaimed. “To all the working mothers out there. Keep shining!”
It appears that this was the actress’s way of providing the public with an explanation of her absences at Booker’s events — though she definitely doesn’t owe us anything.
Dawson became a mother in 2014 when she adopted then-11-year-old daughter, Lola. In an interview with Us Weekly, the “Luke Cage” actress revealed that she’d set her heart on adopting an older child when she was just five years old.
“My dad is not my biological father. So when I was younger and they let me know that I wasn’t blood-related to that whole side of my family … I was, like, 5,” said Dawson. “Growing up in the neighborhood that I grew up in, I was like, ‘Oh, so then I could be like some of my friends who have single-parent households. Like, that could be me.’ So I remember I told my mom at 5 that when I got older I was gonna adopt and I was gonna adopt older.”
We hear you, sis. Get your coin and take care of your baby.