yes on both accounts. however, Daron seems to appreciate and respect Sabrina's opinions and perspectives. Remember, she was hanging out with her at the awards show and has taken many pics with her. Considering how good their relationship is, I can see Cotugno getting something she wanted in terms of representation out of the show.
Also, I think Cotugno is dating a guy right now? Not certain, but that's what she has indicated on social media.