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Here’s What Happened When Ben Cohen Finally Met Anderson Cooper’s Son Virtually

It looks like these two father-and-son pairs are going to be friends forever. 

By Hannah Chambers

Andy Cohen’s son Benjamin already has plenty in common with Anderson Cooper’s son, Wyatt. For starters, their fathers are great friends. The nanny who helped Ben get on a “great sleep schedule” is now watching Wyatt, and now, they’ve both made an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen: @ Home.

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The adorable boys actually virtually met for the first time during the Father’s Day episode on June 21, and their interaction was too cute for words.

“I thought it would be fun if they met right now!” said Andy, holding Ben up to the camera in the video above. “Ben, this is Wyatt Cooper. He’s gonna be your good buddy. We’re gonna travel together, and if you like him half as much as I like his daddy, you’re gonna be great friends, you know that?”

Andy revealed that Wyatt in Ben also share clothes. “If you like that Lacoste shirt on Benjamin, it’s coming your way in a little bit,” he said to Anderson during the episode, adding, “Anderson often comments on photos that I post of Ben, and is like, ‘Oh, I love those PJs!’ And I’m like, they’re coming your way soon!” 

In celebration of Anderson’s first Father’s Day, Andy asked him a few questions about his parenting style, including whether he expects to spend lots of time teaching Wyatt to get involved with politics.

“I think I’m more interested in letting him follow whatever he’s interested in doing,” said Anderson. “I sort of feel like with kids, I guess you present opportunities for them, but a lot of it, I feel, is formed. They’re already kind of formed in some way. It’s watching them kind of figure out what they’re interested in.” 

At the moment, Anderson said it’s still a little too soon to tell what Wyatt’s personality is like, but that he “seems very focused.” He also opened up about the biggest lesson his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, taught him that he plans to pass along to his own son. 

“She was incredibly, as a parent, treated me as an adult, and not as a kid kind of pushed off to the kids’ table at dinner and stuff. Both of my parents listened to me and would ask me questions and expect me to have opinions on things, and I think there is something tremendously valuable in that,” explained Anderson. 

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