Wyatt Morgan Cooper was born Monday and weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces.
Cooper, 52, shared photos of Wyatt at the end of Thursday’s weekly global television session on the coronavirus pandemic.
“It has been a difficult time in all of our lives, and there are certainly many difficult days ahead,” said Cooper. “It is, I think, particularly important in these difficult times to try to keep moments of joy and moments of happiness. Although we mourn the loss of loved ones, we are also blessed with new life and new love. “
This is how he presented his own joyful news: “On Monday, I became a father,” he said. “I never really said that before, out loud, and I’m still a little surprised. I’m a dad. I have a son. And I want you to meet him.
“Above all,” he said, “I am eternally grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, cared for him lovingly, tenderly, and gave birth to him. “
The news came as a big surprise to CNN viewers because Cooper had not spoken publicly about his plans to have a baby.
Cooper’s father, who died at the age of 10, was called Wyatt. Now Cooper is passing the name to a new generation. “I hope I can be as good a father as he is,” he said during the announcement.
Her son’s middle name, Morgan, is a family name from his mother Gloria Vanderbilt. She died last year.
“I wish my mom and dad and brother Carter were alive to meet Wyatt,” said Cooper, “but I like to think they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling, laughing and looking, looking down at us. Happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt… and that our family continues. New life and new love. ”