By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
Published: 13:55 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 18:06 BST, 1 May 2020
New York governor Andrew Cuomo joked that he is 'eligible' after a matchmaker announced that he and brother Chris are the men most desired by her clients.
Andrew, 62, made the remark in an interview with a local radio station after anchor Susan Richard asked what he thought of the survey.
'I did not see that, but now that you raise it... my brother is married, I am not married, so I don't think he would qualify as eligible - however I am eligible,' he joked.
Andrew Cuomo, 62, joked that he is 'eligible' after a matchmaking survey showed that he and brother Chris - who is married - are New York's most desirable men
That prompted the 1010 WINS anchor to jibe back: 'Well, I just want to say we are both single Sagitarians from Queens. I'm just saying, I'm just putting it out there.'
'Sounds good to me,' Cuomo said, laughing.
The survey in question was carried out by 'executive' matchmaker Maureen Tara Nelson among 2,000 of her clients.
Participants were asked who their ideal man was - leading to a first-place tie between the New York governor and his CNN anchor brother.
The pair have found themselves thrust into the spotlight by coronavirus as Andrew (left) leads New York's response and Chris (right) detailed his battle with the virus
It comes after both have found themselves on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis.
Chris has detailed his own public battle with the disease, while Andrew has been leading the response in America's worst-hit state.
Nelson told the New York Daily News that hundreds of women have come to her saying 'find me someone like that' in reference to the brothers.
Andrew Cuomo, a father-of-four, is currently single having split from partner and celebrity chef Sandra Lee in September last year after 14 years together.
Prior to that he was married to Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy, whom he wed in 1990. The pair separated in 2003 and divorced in 2005.
Meanwhile 49-year-old brother Chris is currently married to Cristina Greeven Cuomo, whom he wed in 2001.
The pair have two daughters and a son together.
Speaking about why the pair topped the most desirable stakes, Nelson said: 'I think under these stressful circumstances, women want a strong "take-charge" kind of guy, like the governor and someone who can live in a basement for three weeks and still look buff.
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