Rosario Dawson, daughter Isabella
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Rosario Dawson opens up about her relationship with her teen daughter

Isabella came into her mother’s life in 2014

Motherhood is the perfect fit for Rosario Dawson. From the moment the Briarpatch star adopted her 17-year-old daughter Isabella in 2014, she has worked to make sure their bond is stronger than ever, even if that means keeping her off social media and away from technology. “I think it would have been difficult to bond so late in life, and in our lives together if we’d had technology between us,” the 40-year-old said in the latest edition of Women’s Health. “My daughter looks me in the eye, and we talk to each other. I think that’s important.”

Rosario Dawson and Isabella relationship©@rosariodawson
Rosario Dawson opened up about her relationship with her daughter Isabella

Although the mother-daughter duo have a special bond, building it is still a process. “She was a very whole person,” the Rent star said about adopting her at the age of 11. “We’re still building up trust even still.”

Part of their building takes place during joint therapy sessions. For Rosario, who had to address past sexual abuse trauma, it’s been a way to make her a better parent. “I’ve learned so much about trauma, an I’ve started to look at my own,” she shared. “My go-to place was being angry. I want to stop that.”

Rosario and Isabella’s family is growing. The actress, who has been in a relationship with former presidential hopeful Cory Booker since 2018, has already started planning a future with the love of her life. “We are excited about what we can create together. I feel a lot of life ahead of us,” she shared. “It’s been beautiful feeling nurtured and taken care of. I’ve never been this close to someone. We make sure we connect. That’s something I’ve taken for granted in the past.”

Rosario Dawson and Cory Booker have special relationship©@rosariodawson
The 40-year-old talked about her future with boyfriend Cory Booker
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One thing she doesn’t take for granted is the beauty of their relationship and the special things her love does to make her feel special. “Every morning that we don’t wake up together, he sends me a song, which means every morning he holds our relationship in his mind and heart for a few minutes before he goes off into his big day.”

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