‘I am eligible’: Gov. Cuomo embraces newfound status as ‘most handsome’ bachelor

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, shared a big announcement with his many admirers across the Empire State on Thursday: “I am eligible,” he confirmed in a radio interview Thursday, according to the New York Post.

According to research by a professional Long Island matchmaker, the governor and his younger brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, are among the most desirable men in the country.

“It all started in Queens”

The 62-year-old New York governor has seen his popularity soar as he responds to the state’s coronavirus crisis. According to matchmaker Maureen Tara Nelson, the rise of admirers identifying as “Cuomosexual” is more than just hype.

She conducted a survey that found the Cuomo brothers surpassed musical trio the Jonas Brothers to earn the title of “most handsome,” the New York Daily News reported. The governor was asked about the results during an interview with 1010 WINS host Susan Richard.

“Now that you raise it, most-wanted eligibility: My brother is married, I am not married, so I don’t think he would qualify as eligible,” Cuomo said, according to Fox News. “However, I am eligible.”

Richard responded by pointing out that she and her guest were “both single Sagittarians from Queens,” which sparked some apparent interest by Cuomo.

“Sounds good to me,” he said, according to Fox. “It all started in Queens.”

Cuomo fever takes over New York

Reports show Cuomo is recently single after breaking up with his former girlfriend, celebrity chef Sandra Lee, in September. Prior to that relationship, he had been married for 15 years to Kerry Kennedy, former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter. They split up in 2005.

According to Nelson, fans of the governor not only “want someone handsome” but are drawn to the strength and leadership they believe is missing from the White House.

She told the New York Post that as “we’re watching his daily briefing, he’s making us feel safe — every woman wants that — and he shows us that he’s family-oriented.”

Cuomo, who has three daughters, often talks about his family during those coronavirus briefings. He has also appeared on the show hosted by his brother, who recently recovered after contracting the virus.

Though he described the “Cuomosexual” craze as “a good thing” during a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, as CBS 6 reported, many of the governor’s critics remain unswayed by television appearances and instead focus on his record of leftist positions and policies.

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