'Stunned & dismayed': Tenn. congressman learns daughter is not really his

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    UNDATED (CNN) - U.S. congressman Steve Cohen from Tennessee has learned a young woman he thought was his daughter is, in fact, not.

    "Stunned and dismayed", that's how a spokesman for Cohen says he feels about learning this young woman is not his daughter, as "new day" reported exclusively on Thursday.

    After the president's state of the union address in February, Washington was buzzing about what appeared to be its latest scandal. Who was the attractive blonde that Cohen was tweeting ILU for "I love you as the president addressed Congress and the nation?

    Cohen claimed to be the father of Victoria Brink, an aspiring model whose mother dated the congressman more than 20 years ago. He said, "I kind of went back to nine months before and that was the time we were involved."

    But now there's another bizarre twist. CNN was there for the results of a definitive paternity test. Brink says, "The results show that Steve Cohen is not my father."

    A spokesman for the single congressman says "Congressman Cohen believed that Victoria Brink was his daughter because, in 2010, Victoria's mother told him so. In 2009, Victoria's mother had also told Victoria the same."

    On Capitol Hill Thursday Cohen steered clear of most reporters. Though to real clear politics' Caitlin Huey-Burns, who tracked him down he reportedly said, "You're very attractive, but I'm not talking about it."

    Caitlin Huey-Burns says the congressman apologized for the comment.

    Cohen's spokesman said Cohen looks forward to remaining part of Brink's life. A recent tweet from the congressman expressed his appreciation for people's support and called the experience difficult to endure.

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