Anderson Cooper Welcomes First Child, a Baby Boy, Via Surrogate
Anderson Cooper is Now a Father of a Son
- Openly gay Anderson Cooper announced during the CNN Town Hall show that he welcomed his first child, a baby boy, via surrogate.
- He has named his son Wyatt Cooper.
- Cooper previously dated Benjamin Maisani and Victor Lopez.
- He was also rumored to be dating Andy Cohen.
Openly gay Anderson Cooper is a father now! Yes, the Anderson Cooper 360° host announced that he welcomed his first child, a baby boy, via surrogate.
He has named his newborn son Wyatt Cooper. Anderson named him after his father, Wyatt Emory, who had died when he was 10 years old.
The CNN journalist, 52, announced the birth of his son during a broadcast of CNN Town Hall on Thursday, April 30.
He said, "On Monday, I became a father."
I never actually said that before out loud and it still kind of astonishes me. I’m a dad. I have a son and I want you to meet him.
Additionally, Cooper also shared a series of photos with the little one, who was born weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces, on his Instagram on Thursday, April 30.
Here's the Instagram post, check it out.
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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.
Anderson Cooper is Gay: Who is His Boyfriend?
Anderson Cooper officially confirmed in 2012 that he is gay. He is currently single but was previously in a relationship with Benjamin Maisani. He and his ex-boyfriend dated for nearly nine years before they called it quits.
Later in early 2018, Cooper started dating Victor Lopez but they broke up by the end of the year.
Distractify reported that Cooper once set up on a blind date with his longtime friend, Andy Cohen, noting that they have an "amazing chemistry." But the two are yet to confirm this thing.