Last week Anderson Cooper warmed our cold corona-hearts when he unexpectedly revealed he’d become a first-time daddy (alas, Allison already made the sexy daddy/baby daddy joke). His son, Wyatt Morgan Cooper, was born via surrogate last Monday. Anderson shared the news on Instagram and in an announcement on his CNN show, Anderson Cooper 360°. And Anderson and the nannies may be getting help with changing diapers and telling little Wyatt, “There’s nothing to cry about, you’re RICH!“, whenever the kid scream cries. Us Weekly claims that before Wyatt’s birth, Anderson got back with his ex, club owner Benjamin Maisani. Ben and Anderson dated for nine years before breaking up in early 2018.
via Us Weekly:
“Anderson has reconciled with Ben,” an insider says of the 52-year-old CNN anchor. “They very quietly got back together and are planning ahead. Ben is selling one of his clubs and cutting back on how much he does at night so he can spend more time at home with Anderson and the baby.”
OoOooo, quietly getting back together. Hot. Tippy toes, hushed tones, and super silent sex (face masks easily turn into gags). But Entertainment Tonight says their reported reunion is a load of bullshit, and while Anderson and Ben are still friends, they’re not back together:
Despite some reports, a source tells ET that the CNN newsman is not back together with his ex-boyfriend, 47-year-old Benjamin Maisani. The source says that while Cooper and Maisani remain friendly and in touch, they are not dating again.
When Ben and Anderson broke up, Anderson’s rep gave this statement:
“Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much,” he said in a statement at the time. “We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.”
After the break-up, Anderson immediately moved on to Victor Lopez, a hot young doctor from Dallas, but those two ended things after a year. When Anderson’s mom, the fabulous Gloria Vanderbilt, passed away, Ben was at her funeral (along with another, earlier Anderson ex, Julio Cesar Recio).
So who do we believe? Source #1, who’s in love with love and a two-daddy household? Or Source #2, Captain Platonic, the boner-killer? My guess is BOTH sources are actually Anderson’s bestie (/soulmate??) Andy Cohen, who’s simply stirring up shit for the hell of it. But give the guy a break, this pandemic has suspended production on the Housewives shows. And the King of Bravo Messiness needs an outlet for his dramatics!