Yes! Senator Cory Booker and RuPaul Charles in fact cousins.
The New Jersey senator found out about his relationship with the Emmy-winning host of RuPaul’s Drag Race after participating in the PBS show Finding Your Roots.
He was asked about it on The Wendy Williams Show when Wendy said during the virtual interview,
“Cory is RuPaul’s cousin!”
Booker agreed excitedly,
Both he and I were subjects of this show, ‘Finding Your Roots.’ Henry Louis Gates has a show where he traces your roots and ancestry.”
Booker participated in the show in 2012. Ru was featured in a recent episode.
“Since [Gates] keeps the data of past people, he saw RuPaul and I have a very strong common DNA chain which demonstrates that we’re very close cousins.”
“I love RuPaul. I haven’t had a chance to talk to him since the news was revealed, but I was very happy about that news and hope he and I can have a family reunion soon.”
“I hope people — when they watch you — they feel liberated to be more of themselves. We don’t need more dull carbon copies in life, we need people who are unapologetically truly who they are.”
#WhatHeSaid! Can I get an Amen!?
(Photos, YouTube; via NY Daily News)