Anderson Cooper says ex-Benjamin Maisani will co-parent with son


Anderson Cooper says his ex Benjamin Maisani will co-parent his newborn son, even if they are no longer in a relationship.

Appearing Monday on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, Cooper revealed that Maisani was in the delivery room with him last week when baby Wyatt Morgan was born, in addition to the surrogate who wore Wyatt and her husband. The 52-year-old CNN anchor also said that 47-year-old Maisani “was going to be co-parent with Wyatt.”

Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani
Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani in 2018Getty Images

“He’s my family and I want him to be Wyatt’s family too,” Cooper said of Maisani.

In March 2018, Cooper confirmed that he and Maisani, the owner of a nightclub, had separated, stating at the time that they “are still family and love each other very much.”

Before Wyatt was born, Cooper was able to share his baby plans with his mother Gloria Vanderbilt, who died last June at the age of 95.

“I was able to tell him shortly before his death that I was going to have a baby,” said Cooper in Monday’s episode of “Live! with Kelly and Ryan. “I hadn’t – Wyatt wasn’t created at the time.” Wyatt wasn’t really a being at the time. But it was an idea in my head and I was there. “

Wyatt is named after Cooper’s late father, while middle name Morgan comes from Vanderbilt.


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