Anderson Cooper took to social media to announce that he is now officially a father! The CNN anchor posted some super adorable pictures of the newborn who he’s named after his late dad, Wyatt.
Alongside the images, he also wrote a lengthy caption in which he opened up about what this means to him and more!
‘I want to share with you all some joyful news. On Monday, I became a dad. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is 3 days old. He’s named after my father, who died when I was 10. I hope I can be as good of a dad as he was,’ he started his touching letter announcement.
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I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son's middle name is Morgan. It's a family name on my mom's side. I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing – what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues.
Indeed, you may know that Anderson’s father, writer Wyatt Emory Cooper passed away back in 1978 during open heart surgery.
He was only 50 years old and while he was still pretty young, Anderson was old enough for him to remember his dad very well and miss him to this day.
Furthermore, the anchor also shared a similar announcement about becoming a dad himself, this time on air.
That being said, he got a bit emotional while talking about his new baby boy.
He revealed that he paid tribute to his mom as well, not just his father, when naming his son.
Gloria Vanderbilt is also no longer amongst us, passing away back in June at the age of 95.
‘My son’s middle name’s Morgan. It is a family name on my mom’s side. I know that my mom and dad liked the name Morgan because I found a list that they made 52 years ago when they were trying to pick a name for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son, he was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he’s sweet, and soft, and healthy and I’m beyond happy,’ Anderson shared with his audience. Aww… Congratulations, Anderson Cooper!