Despite the fact that Anderson Cooper told his fans that his shocking split from his boyfriend of almost a decade was amicable, we have learned that might not be the case! The CNN host stated that he and Benjamin Maisani still ‘love each other very much’ and in spite of the breakup, they remain ‘family.’
‘Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We’re still family and love each other very much. We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together,’ Cooper’s statement read.
Word has it that Cooper actually stepped out on his lover and was involved romantically with a Texas-based doctor – Victor Lopez!
‘Anderson has been flying out to see him on a regular basis,’ one insider claimed.
Last month, Anderson flew to Dallas for the sexy doctor’s 33rd birthday, and they were apparently inseparable!
They were also caught together at the AC2 show in January!
On the other hand, when Anderson and Lopez were just starting dating, one source insisted that he and his longtime love were still going strong.
‘They still live together and are excited about celebrating their ninth anniversary this year.’
But that doesn’t mean Cooper was the only one who might have cheated!
Back in 2012, Maisani was photographed kissing someone else in a park in New York.
That year was also when Anderson came out as gay.
The man gave his pal Andrew Sullivan permission to publish an email in which he wrote: ‘It has become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my life for so long, I’ve given some the impression that I’m trying to hide something – something which makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it’s simply not true. The fact is, I am gay, always have been, always will be, and I could not be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.’