Anderson Cooper announced the birth of her child, a little boy named Wyatt Cooper.
The CNN town hall anchor shared the first photo of the little boy on Thursday evening, telling viewers, “As a gay kid, I never thought I would have a kid. “
He thanked the surrogate mother and the health professionals who delivered the child in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic during the emotional segment that began by acknowledging the “difficult times” the nation is going through.
“There are a lot of difficult days ahead,” Cooper told viewers, adding, “It is especially important to try to keep the moments of joy, happiness, even if we mourn the loss of loved ones, we are also endowed with new life and new love. ‘
Anderson Cooper has announced the birth of his child, a little boy named Wyatt Cooper
“It is named after my father, who died at the age of ten. I hope I can be as good a father as he is, “said Cooper.
Wyatt Cooper was born surrogate Monday and is three days old, CNN anchor said.
“He weighed 7.2 pounds at birth, is soft, gentle and healthy and I am more than satisfied,” continued Cooper.
Cooper said in the moving speech, “I want to share some happy news with you. Monday I became a father.
He smiled and added, “I never really said that out loud and it still amazes me. I’m a dad. I have a son and I want you to meet him.
“This is Wyatt Cooper. He’s three days old, ”said Cooper. “It is named after my father, who died at the age of ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he is.
Cooper then explained on the show that his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, also played a role in the nomination of her child.
The actress, socialite, author, fashion designer and artist died last June.
“My son’s middle name is Morgan. It’s a last 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, “said Cooper.
In February, which would have been his mother’s 96th birthday, he shared images of his research through photo and file boxes.
He commented at the time that his mother “kept every note, every letter she had ever received.” He said that while it was sad to browse the articles, it also brought back “many incredible memories.”
“Above all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate mother who carried Wyatt and cared for her with love and tenderness, and gave birth to her,” said Cooper. “It’s an amazing blessing – what she and all the surrogates give to families who cannot have children”
“Wyatt Morgan Cooper my son”: Cooper also announced the good news on social networks
Cooper choked on the air and told viewers that he had shared the news with CNN contributor Dr. Sanjay Gupta a few days ago.
Cooper’s father died at the age of 10. In the photo, the Cooper’s play at home in Southampton, Long Island, New York, March 30, 1972. American author and actor Wyatt Emory Cooper and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper sit with their sons, Carter (1965 – 1988) and Anderson
“Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He weighed 7.2 pounds at birth, is soft, gentle and healthy and I am more than satisfied, “continued Cooper.
Cooper, 52, is said to be single at the moment. He separated from his nine-year-old boyfriend Ben Maisani in 2018. He then attended radiologist Victor Lopez for a year until they separated last summer.
“I am grateful to everyone who led the way, as well as the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in the birth of my son,” said the new father.
“Above all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate mother who carried Wyatt, cared for her with love and tenderness, and gave birth to her. It’s an amazing blessing – what she and all the surrogates give to families who cannot have children.
“My surrogate mother has a beautiful family, a wonderfully supportive husband and children, and I am incredibly grateful for all the support they have given to Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives.
Cooper spent much of his time with his late mother until his death in June. She died after a battle with stomach cancer. His brother Carter died by suicide in 1988 when Anderson Cooper was 21 years old.
“I wish my mom and dad and brother Carter were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to think they can see him,” added Cooper as he started to cry.
“As a gay child, I never thought I would have a child,” Cooper told CNN viewers after the birth announcement. He is depicted as a youngster with his mother
Cooper said his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, also played a role in her child’s name.
“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,” said Cooper .
Anderson Cooper pictured as a baby with mother Gloria Vanderbilt
“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, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt and let our family continue, “Cooper finished. “New life and new love.
He stopped during his town hall with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a coronavirus who he said had known the good news for two days.
Gupta looked relieved and said he “broke at the seams” to reveal the secret.
“I’m so happy for you. I don’t know how you got through what you just read, ”he admitted. “I was looking for the Kleenex here.
The doctor showed Cooper a stuffed CNN satellite truck that he had picked up as a gift for the baby.
“Make sure you tell him it’s Uncle Sanjay,” he laughs. “I’ll wipe it off before I send it, don’t worry,” he laughs.
Cooper’s friend, Bravo host and producer Andy Cohen, was also delighted with the news.
“I’m crying,” he reacted to the first information.
“Wyatt Cooper, you couldn’t have come at a better time!” “He then exclaimed on social networks. “I know a friend who can’t wait to meet you!” “
Cohen welcomed his own son, Benjamin Allen Cohen, through a surrogate mother last February.
“I’m crying”: Cooper’s friend, host and producer of Bravo Andy Cohen, was delighted with the news