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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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