Andy Cohen's Son Benjamin 'Can't Wait' To Meet Anderson Cooper's Newborn
Andy Cohen’s one-year-old son, Benjamin, is excited to have a new friend. After CNN anchor - and Cohen bestie - Anderson Cooper revealed that he had welcomed a son, Wyatt Morgan Cooper, the Watch What Happens Live host posted on Instagram that Ben couldn’t wait to meet the newborn.
Cohen posted a pic of Cooper kissing baby Wyatt on the forehead, and in the caption he wrote: “‘New life, new hope!’ Wyatt Cooper, you couldn’t have come at a better time! I know a friend who can’t wait to meet you! ♥️.”
Cooper announced his baby news on the air Thursday night during his CNN show Anderson Cooper 360 . He revealed that baby Wyatt was born on Monday, April 27, via surrogate, and he also explained the meaning behind the baby’s name.
The 52-year-old said that Wyatt is named after his late father, Wyatt Emory Cooper. Anderson landed on the middle name Morgan because it is a family name on his mother’s side. Anderson’s mother was Gloria Vanderbilt, who died in 2019.
“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,” Anderson told his viewers.
In his statement - which he also posted on Instagram - Cooper said that as a gay kid, he never though it would be possible for him to have a child. He said he is grateful for those who have paved the way, and he is also grateful for the doctors, nurses, and everyone else involved in his son’s birth.
Most of all, Cooper is grateful to the “remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt,” and who also “watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him.” Cooper said that what the surrogate did for him is an extraordinary blessing, and he is not only thankful for her and her “wonderfully supportive husband and kids,” but he is also blessed to have that family in his and Wyatt’s lives.
As fans know, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen are extremely close friends who have traveled the country together for their “Intimate Evening” tour. In February 2019, Andy Cohen welcomed his son Benjamin via surrogate. When a Twitter user told Cohen that she is “so very happy" that Ben and Wyatt would be able to grow up together and "be friends like their dads,” Cohen replied, “ME TOO.”