On April 30, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper became a father for the first time. So in celebration of his first Father’s Day, here are some of his best moments as a new dad.
First, let’s talk about his not one but two beautiful birth announcements.
The new dad didn’t just take to Instagram to share the big news, he also announced it during his CNN segment, Anderson Cooper 360.
Now let’s talk about some of the beautiful things Cooper said in his two announcements after welcoming Wyatt into the world.
“On Monday, I became a father. I never actually said that before out loud and it still kind of astonishes me. I am a dad. I have a son.”
“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. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt…”
Then Cooper opened up even more about fatherhood while celebrating Pride Month with an interview with People.
Cooper actually has two loving parents as Cooper reveals that he is raising Wyatt Morgan Cooper alongside his ex-partner, Benjamin Maisani, who has remained Cooper’s best friend despite their split. “There is no acrimony between us. Even though it’s maybe unconventional because he’s my ex, he is my family.
And he’s already a very protective father.
“I knew what it was like growing up without a dad. If there was ever something that happened to me, I would want Wyatt to be surrounded by love.” Cooper lost his own father at the age of 10.
He also admitted that fatherhood has made him very emotional.
“I cry at things I never cried at before,” he told People. “And Benjamin, I’ve never seen him cry … but I couldn’t believe how weepy he gets with Wyatt. I’m maybe a little bit of a harder egg to crack but I find myself being overwhelmed with emotion, and it’s a lovely thing.”
Well, one thing is very, very clear, fatherhood looks really good on Cooper.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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