"He had the biggest crush on her." Five years after being introduced by mutual friends, he's still smitten.
"They have great chemistry," says the pal about the pair, who prefer quiet date nights at home to late nights out at clubs.
Samberg and his singer-songwriter lady have been engaged since February, and are now husband and wife.
"He liked her music and would go to her shows," a friend told Us Weekly around the time the couple's engagement was announced.
The Bravo executive, 48, met the 28-year-old, who is a fellow in Environmental Science and Engineering at Harvard University, back in March 2015 during the opening night of his AC2 Tour with pal Anderson Cooper in Boston.
Cohen - who has written and released three autobiographical diaries in the past four years detailing everything from his late-night Face Time sessions with Cooper to the threesome he had with a husband and wife (whom he also met in Boston) - has kept remarkably quiet about his relationship with Dassuncao, who is 20 years his junior.
Back on the beach, the boys spent their day reading and laying out on their towels, with Cohen popping on some blue-mirrored shades to shield his eyes from the sun.
For his vacation read this year Cohen selected The Nix, a novel by author Nathan Hill that has been popping up in numerous 'Best of 2016' lists over the past few weeks.
Despite Newsom’s undeniable songwriting ability, her music was difficult to spread to others because it was so hard to get past her voice — at its worst cloying, but at its best rawly emotive.And Anderson has loved this guy from the moment that I met him.Cohen also briefly opened up about his relationship during an interview with Matt Lauer on Today earlier this month, though again did not mention Dassuncao by name or share any personal details about his Ivy League-educated man.In that interview, Cohen discussed his dog Wacha's relationship with his new beau, saying: 'Wacha loves him.I met him with Anderson Cooper on the opening night of my tour with Anderson.