On Monday (June 17), Anderson Cooper confirmed that his iconic mother, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt, had passed away at the age of 95. She passed away at home surrounded by friends and family after recently being diagnosed with cancer. The CNN anchor remembered the heiress and fashion icon, who pretty much invented the concept of celebrity jeans, as "an extraordinary mom" and "an incredible woman."
In 2016, around the release of HBO documentary Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper, she appeared in the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Clubhouse alongside her son and Andy's BFF. During her appearance, she didn't hold back, opening up about all sorts of topics, including her love life. So on Monday's show, Andy Cohen remembered Vanderbilt and her appearance on WWHL.
In reflecting on her WWHL episode, he added, "She was as captivating and radiant as ever."
Andy also paid tribute to her on Instagram, writing: "Gloria Vanderbilt was an amazing woman who lived a life filled with incredible peaks and impossible obstacles. Through it all she remained eternally optimistic with a wicked sense of humor. In fact, Anderson’s iconic and infectious giggle comes from his mom. Sending Anderson all my love, and may she Rest In Peace."
Above, Andy remembers in greater detail the late icon, and below you can check out a highlight from her 2016 WWHL appearance.