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Andy Cohen Has a "Delightful Reunion" with Son Ben After Coronavirus Quarantine
"I’ve hosted reunions for years, but yesterday’s was the best one yet," the WWHL dad gushed.
After quarantining separately from son Ben while recovering from coronavirus (COVID-19), Andy Cohen has reunited with his 1-year-old, and we bet it felt so good.
The Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen host shared the moment of his reunion with his son on his Instagram on Tuesday, March 31 with a joy-filled snap of the father-son duo. The photo shows Andy sitting on the floor with the biggest smile on his face we've ever seen as he looks lovingly at Ben, who is just as happy to see his dad as he puts his hand on his shoulder.
Though Andy is no stranger to reunions, having hosted so many of them for Bravo over the years, he remarked that this will certainly be one he will never forget. "I’ve hosted reunions for years, but yesterday’s was the best one yet," Andy gushed in the caption to his post on Instagram.
After he tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month, Andy shared while calling in to Jeff Lewis' SiriusXM show that he had to be separated from his son as he recovered from the infection. “By my calculation, I'm in Day 6 of this. So I'm quarantined in my room and I feel like it's definitely working its way through my body," he said. "I’ll tell you what I know from the nanny cam and from video. I can’t see him, which is the very worst part. He’s great and his nanny [tested] negative."
Andy shared an update on his recovery from coronavirus during an interview on TODAY on Tuesday, March 31. "I feel strong. I feel like it worked its way through my system," Andy told TODAY co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb via video chat. "I'm solidly at 90 percent. It's good."
He also opened up a bit more about what it was like being away from Ben for about 12 days during his self-quarantine. "I just stayed in my room, really, for that whole time, and when he was in the kitchen, I wasn't in the kitchen," Andy recalled. "And so he, I guess, thought I was out of town, or I don't know what."
Andy said that he finally reunited with Ben on Monday, March 30 after he finished hosting his SiriusXM show Andy Cohen Live. "I went in, and you know, I know I'm romantic. I have been sitting in my room thinking of nothing but seeing him again, watching the nanny cam, and it was a delightful reunion," he shared. "I can't say that it was one for a movie. I joined him playing blocks, and he immediately started knocking down what I was making. But he was delighted. His face lit up. Touched me a lot, was very sweet."
Andy said that he is still practicing social distancing with his little boy. "I'm still kind of trying to social distance from him as much as I can, even though the doctors say it's OK," he said. "They told me that five days after my last symptom, it would be OK to see him."
WWHL returned with new episodes on March 30 after suspending production earlier this month and amid Andy's recovery from coronavirus. Andy welcomed guests Nene Leakes, Lisa Rinna, and Jerry O'Connell where they dished on all things Bravo via video chat.
"This is a tough, heavy time for people, but we are happy to bring some stupid fun back at the end of the night," Andy said on TODAY of this special set of shows being dubbed Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen: @ Home.
Andy's other guests on WWHL: @ Home this week include: Stassi Schroeder, Brittany Cartwright, and Jax Taylor (March 31 at 11/10c); John Mayer (April 1 at 11/10c); and Kyle Richards, Ramona Singer, Melissa Gorga, and her husband Joe (April 2 at 11/10c).
For the latest, most accurate information on coronavirus, go to the World Health Organization (WHO) website.