Anderson Cooper Says He Won't Be Taking Paternity Leave After The Birth Of His Son Via Surrogate
Anderson Cooper won't be taking a break from his job anytime soon. Fans of the news anchor know that he welcomed his child, Wyatt, into the world via surrogate earlier this year. However, the CNN reporter said he wouldn't be taking any time off at the moment due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The 52-year-old said on The Late Show that "this is as serious as it gets," and went on to say that it was crucial for things to be as "true and accurate" as possible. He added that it was the primary reason why he won't be going on hiatus.
According to Cooper, the coronavirus pandemic is an "extraordinary" moment in history, and to be a journalist at this time is a unique experience. Cooper said to the host of the Late Show , Stephen Colbert, that it was crucial for him to give people the truth and the facts.
As you may know, Cooper, who's raising his child with his ex, Benjamin Maisani, claimed that his friend, Andy Cohen, recommended a nanny to him. Cohen reportedly uses the same nanny for his own son, Benjamin.
Typically, Cooper is the one reporting on the news, however, these days, the birth of his child has made him a hot topic. For instance, on the 5th of May, Suzy Kerr reported that Cooper appeared on two different talk shows this past Monday to tell the world what it was like to be a father for the first time.
According to the 52-year-old CNN anchor, his ex, Benjamin Maisani, will play a fundamental role in the rearing of his child. Cooper also stated that he's been getting some great hand-me-down clothing from Andy Cohen, his good friend.
When he appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this year, he admitted that Benjamin was in the delivery room with him when the baby was born, and he'll also be in the baby's life. Cooper stated that "he's my family," and he wants him to be in Wyatt's life too.
Back in March 2018, Cooper and Benjamin, the nightclub owner, split up, although, they've since been getting along together just fine.