Montel Williams is now one-degree of separation from the Oval Office.
The Internet was buzzing on Friday after pictures from 2001 resurfaced that showed the talk show host attending a charity event with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The two, it turns out, dated.
In the nearly 20-year-old photo, Montel has his arm about Kamala and his daughter, Ashley.
Last year — long before Kamala was announced as President-elect Joe Biden's running mate — Montel actually confirmed that he and the soon-to-be VP "briefly dated about 20 years ago when we were both single."
At the time of the tweet, Kamala was seeking the Presidential nomination.
"I have great respect for Sen. Harris," he wrote in response to a journalist. "I have to wonder if the same stories about her dating history would have been written if she were a male candidate."
Montel had recently divorced his wife when the viral picture was snapped. He went on to marry Tara Fowler in 2007.
Kamala and her husband, Doug Emhoff, recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary.