Entertainment Movies Rosario Dawson Says Her Boyfriend Binged the 'Clerks' Movies Before Third's Premiere: 'It Was Sweet' Rosario Dawson took her boyfriend Nnamdi Okafor as her date to last month's premiere of Kevin Smith's Clerks III By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 9, 2022 03:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Nnamdi Okafor Instagram Rosario Dawson has the best movie premiere companion. The Clerks III actress, 43, tells PEOPLE she's done being "super secretive" about her relationships, including her budding one with Nnamdi Okafor who supported her at the premiere of Kevin Smith's latest film. "You get to a certain age, and it's just, 'I'm not going to go through the trouble of hiding somebody. That just seems silly.' So, it's nice that we could go," Dawson says of the outing. "I think it was one of our first premieres that we've gone to, so it was nice." Rosario Dawson Sparks Romance Rumors in Video with Nnamdi Okafor: 'I Love You, Baby' She reprises her role as Becky Scott in the third Clerks installment after making her debut in the franchise with 2006's Clerks II. Smith, 52, made his directorial debut in 1994 with the original film. "He binge-watched all the movies beforehand, in preparation for the third one, and it was really sweet," Dawson says of Okafor. "It was really great. We had a good time. We went dancing. I'm working on Ahsoka right now, so I'll take a date night any way that we can get it." Rosario Dawson Instagram After they were first spotted leaving her Sin City costar Jessica Alba's birthday party in April, the couple made their relationship Instagram official last month at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. "I love you, baby," he told her in a video of them riding around on a golf cart, to which she responded: "I love you too." Okafor, 39, a philanthropist and poet, has since shown his love for Dawson in a sweet #WCW post, featuring photos and videos of their romance. "I'm bringing back Woman Crush Wednesday - and I got the best crush right now," he wrote in the caption. RELATED VIDEO: Rosario Dawson Was 'Glad' Her Dad Was Able Help Her Move Across Country Amid His Cancer Battle Dawson's new romance comes after PEOPLE confirmed in April that she and Sen. Cory Booker had broken up after more than two years together. A source said they remain good friends. Lionsgate in partnership with Fathom Events will be releasing Clerks III exclusively in theaters from September 13-18.