Anderson Cooper's New Baby Boy Already Has a Friend in Andy Cohen's Son

Anderson Cooper's New Baby Boy Already Has a Friend in Andy Cohen's Son

The Watch What Happens Live host gushes about his BFF's new bundle of joy.

Anderson Cooper Newborn Son Andy Reaction

Anderson Cooper's newborn son, Wyatt, may be only a few days old, but he's already got a BFF.

Andy Cohen couldn't contain his excitement over his bestie's surprise baby news when he shared his reaction to Anderson's announcement on Instagram on April 30. "'New life, new hope!'" Andy wrote in the caption to a photo of Anderson holding his newborn son and giving him a sweet, little kiss on the forehead. "Wyatt Cooper, you couldn’t have come at a better time!"

The Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen host also noted that Wyatt already has a pal in his son, Ben, who celebrated his first birthday in February. "I know a friend who can’t wait to meet you!" Andy gushed on Instagram.

Anderson first revealed that he had some "joyful news" to share on Anderson Cooper 360 on April 30. "On Monday, I became a father. I've never actually said that out loud, and it still kind of astonishes me," he shared. "I am a dad. I have a son, and I want you to meet him."

The anchor said that he named his son, who weighed 7.2 pounds at his birth on April 27, after his father, Wyatt Emery Cooper, who passed away in 1978 at the age of 50. "I hope I can be as good a dad as he was," Anderson said. 

Wyatt's middle name, Morgan, is a family name on Anderson's late mother Gloria Vanderbilt's side. "I know my mom and dad liked the name Morgan because while I was going through her things recently, I found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Morgan was on the list," Anderson recalled.

"He is sweet and soft and healthy, and I am beyond happy," Anderson added of his newborn.

Anderson expressed how thankful he is to his surrogate for enabling him to start a family of his own. "As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I'm so grateful for all those who paved the way and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth," he said. "Most of all, I am eternally grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, watched over him lovingly, tenderly, and gave birth to him. It's an extraordinary blessing she and all surrogates give to all families who can't have children."

He then said how much he wishes his parents and his brother Carter, who passed away in 1988 at the age of 23, were still here to share in this happy occasion. "I do wish my mom and my dad and my brother Carter were alive to meet Wyatt, but I'd like to believe that they can see him," Anderson said. "I imagine them, all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing and watching, 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."

Andy also shared his reaction to Anderson's announcement on TV, tweeting, "I am crying."

Anderson shared a similar announcement on Instagram, along with the precious first photos of Wyatt.

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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.

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