While chatting with Wendy Williams on Monday, the presidential hopeful was grilled about his relationship. Wendy asked him point blank: "Will you marry her?"
"Look, I have hope, I have hope!" he said, describing the actress as a "righteous activist."
The New Jersey Senator and the "Sin City" star haven't hidden their relationship, as they've appeared at multiple events together over the past year, — and they've gushed about each other in previous interviews. In talking to Wendy, he recalled asking Rosario for her phone number while attending a party that comedian Sarah Silverman threw.
"So I have a lot of confidence in a lot of areas, but I tell you, I did not feel confident when I asked for her phone number," he admitted. "I walked up to her, it was the end of the party, we had already talked a bit and people were drifting out, but she and I were lingering. I walked up to her and I said, 'Well, how would I contact you if I wanted to get int touch with you?' and she goes, 'Oh, you're asking for my phone number.'"
The two had previously met at a fundraiser for Ben Jealous, the former head of the NAACP, but they didn't exchange numbers. When they saw each other again, he knew he had to make a move.
"This was a shy moment for me," he said of that moment at Sarah's party, "but [Rosario] was merciful in getting her phone number."
In April, after he confirmed the romance, Cory told "Good Day New York" that he and Rosario aren't looking at their relationship "through a political lens."
"We're just two people in love trying to build a great relationship every single day," he said. "Because I'll tell you what — in my best case scenario, I get elected to president, I serve two terms. That's just 10 years . . . nine years of my life. What I'm trying to create with Rosario is something that'll last forever."