On April 27, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper became a dad for the first time. Three days later, he announced the big news on his show, Anderson Cooper 360, and on his social media platforms.
He revealed that he named his baby boy Wyatt Morgan Cooper, after his own parents who have since passed on before meeting their grandson. “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.”
“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,” Cooper explained in his initial statement. “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.”
However, after sharing the big news, Cooper kept the next several weeks to himself. Only getting on Instagram to remember his mother on the one year anniversary of her passing.
Now Anderson Cooper is giving us the baby update we’ve all been waiting for.
On July 13, the proud new dad took to Instagram to share some new photos of his beautiful baby boy who is now 10 weeks old. As Cooper wrote in the caption, little Wyatt Morgan is doing great.
“Wyatt is 10 weeks old and doing great. He likes naps and milk, bath time, and being read to. Thank you for all your lovely cards and messages!”
The newsman is raising his little man alongside his ex-boyfriend Benjamin Maisani. “[Benjamin is] going to be a co-parent to Wyatt, even though we’re not together anymore, but, you know, he’s my family and I want him to be Wyatt’s family, as well,” the new dad explained.
And Cooper’s followers loved the new photos of Wyatt. “I need to kiss those cheeks. Precious and priceless,” actor Leslie Jordan said in the comments section. And we have to admit, those cheeks Wyatt is sport are might pinchable.
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