Andy Cohen reacts with delight as best pal Anderson Cooper announces birth of son Wyatt: ‘I know a friend who can’t wait to meet you!’
When Anderson Cooper announced the birth of his son Wyatt his friend Andy Cohen reacted with delight this Thursday.
Andy, 51, re-posted an Instagram picture Anderson uploaded of himself kissing his newborn son on the forehead.
The Real Housewives producer gushed in the caption: ‘”new life, new hope!” Wyatt Cooper, you couldn’t have come at a better time!’
‘New life, new hope!’: When Anderson Cooper announced the birth of his son Wyatt his friend Andy Cohen reacted with delight this Thursday
Andy, who welcomed a son Ben via surrogate last year, added in his caption: ‘I know a friend who can’t wait to meet you!’
The Bravo impresario, who has been hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcasts with Anderson for three years, was overcome with emotion Thursday night.
After Anderson revealed during his live CNN show AC30 that he had become a father, Andy tweeted: ‘I am crying @AC360’.
In his Instagram announcement this Thursday he revealed that little Wyatt had entered the world Monday night via surrogacy.
So sweet: After Anderson revealed during his live CNN show AC30 that he had become a father, Andy tweeted: ‘I am crying @AC360’
‘Midnight’: Andy and Anderson are pictured bringing in 2020 together during a live broadcast in Times Square for CNN
‘He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was,’ wrote Anderson, whose mother was heiress Gloria Vanderbilt.
‘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.’
Anderson shared his thanks 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.’
The CNN anchor, who lost his mother last year of stomach cancer and his brother Carter to suicide in 1988, thought of his family when his son was born.
Ready for a playdate: Andy, who welcomed a son Ben via surrogate last year, added in his Instagram caption to Wyatt: ‘I know a friend who can’t wait to meet you!’
‘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 wrote.
Andy announced on Instagram this March 20: ‘After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus.’
While he was sick he shared on Radio Andy that the ‘very worst part’ of his illness was having to be kept apart from Ben, whom he welcomed via surrogacy.
Side by side: The Bravo impresario has been hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcasts with Anderson for three years