Anderson Cooper is over the moon! While he may not have used those words exactly, given his participation in the venerated tradition of showing off your new baby on the cover of People Magazine, over-the-mooness is strongly implied. Hey, if it’s good enough for “Snooki’s Jersey Boy”, then it’s good enough for Anderson’s little “Dream Come True!”
Following in the footsteps of Hollywood legends such as Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie and Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, Anderson and his new bundle of joy’s People debut harkens back to a simpler time before celebrities had the ability to go Instagram official with their spawn. And while some things have changed, like the fact that Anderson covers People’s first-ever “Pride Issue,” the generic baby blue is for a boy’s nursery (unless you’re a rebel like Angelina) and the soft-focus lighting is as traditional as apple pie. But gay apple pie which is a little spicy. Is that a hint of star anise I taste?
Anderson Cooper Opens Up About Being a Dad to Baby Wyatt: ‘This Is a New Level of Love’ https://t.co/bDoCMcDInt
— People (@people) June 9, 2020
Here’s what Anderson had to say about his son Wyatt Morgan, who he co-parents with his ex Benjamin Maisani. Bring on the parental platitudes!
“When I was 12 years old and knew I was gay and thought about my life, it always upset me because I thought, ‘I will never be able to have a kid,’ ” he says in this week’s PEOPLE cover story for the magazine’s first-ever Pride issue. “This is a dream come true.”
“It feels like my life has actually begun,” Cooper continues. “And I sort of wonder, what was I waiting for? This is a new level of love. It’s unlike anything I’ve experienced, and yet it’s also very familiar and incredibly special and intimate. It’s really extraordinary.”
Anderson went on to add that he’s tired all the time (no duh) and that he and Benjamin now cry at the drop of a hat.
“I cry at things I never cried at before,” he admits. “And Benjamin, I’ve never seen him cry, but I couldn’t believe how weepy he gets with Wyatt. I find myself being overwhelmed with emotion, and it’s a lovely thing.”
Cooper says he is also filled with gratitude for “all the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people who struggled for generations and have died never thinking this was a possibility.”
I hope you enjoyed this small dose of Wholesome Content courtesy of People Magazine. We now return to our regularly scheduled fuckery.
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