On the hit show RuPaul's Drag Race, drag icon RuPaul famously said,"As gay people, we get to choose our family."
But the recent Ru-valation of the drag superstar's relative in Congress couldn't be more fitting if RuPaul actually handpicked it.
In a recent episode of PBS's Finding Your Roots, an examination of RuPaul's DNA revealed that he's closely related with Democratic New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, who was on season 1 of the same series.
Watch Ru find out the news below.
RuPaul Charles and Cory Booker Are Cousins! www.youtube.com
Upon finding out the news that he and Booker are DNA cousins, RuPaul said:
"He looks like my kin. There's a sweetness about him that I've always loved and an intellect that's undeniable. But every time I've ever seen him, he reminds me of my cousin Yula."
Booker first discussed the news on The Wendy Williams Show.
Cory Booker and RuPaul Are Cousins! youtu.be
The Senator said:
"I told everybody that would listen in my world, so yeah, my mom knows, I just, I love RuPaul, and I haven't had a chance to talk to him since the news was revealed but I was very happy about that news and I hope that he and I can have a family reunion sometime."
Others were just as surprised and uplifted by the news as Booker and Ru.
I was today years old when I found out that Cory Booker and RuPaul are cousins. 😍
— Michelle O'Grady Caballero (@ogrady_michelle) October 27, 2020
I find it adorable that Cory Booker and RuPaul discovered they are cousins.
— Donna Freidel (@DonnaFreidel) October 29, 2020
Cory booker and rupaul are related pic.twitter.com/XzntE5TIrO
— Black is Beautiful (@ThankChadwick) October 27, 2020
BYE RUPAUL AND CORY BOOKER ARE COUSINS ??????? HELLO????
— spooky gigi🐧 (@giuliaisangry) October 28, 2020
there's something about learning cory booker and rupaul are distant cousins that feels very 2020
— Devon (@devonanthony) October 29, 2020
Cory Booker and RuPaul are cousins??? pic.twitter.com/OuDFCkqQrL
— The G-Listed (@theglisted) October 27, 2020
Some said the pair looked like they could be related.
I have been laughing so hard since finding out Rupaul and Cory Booker are cousins. The family resemblance is PRESENT.
— Sire (@SireLeoLamar) October 29, 2020
Corey Booker's RuPaul's cuz?? (Now I can kinda see the head shape) #WendyWilliams pic.twitter.com/xp0HREYFPZ
— Brooke Parker (@gramfurn) October 27, 2020
Cory Booker and Rupaul are related! They are cousins and they just found out recently! They totally look like they could be related!
— IdgeeT 🌊🌈🐶🌲🌺🍁🌞🌤🌠🀄🎨🌙 (@idgeet) October 28, 2020
Season 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race is in the works. Maybe Booker will make an appearance?