Since the release of his new book about parenthood, The Daddy Diaries: The Year I Grew Up, Andy Cohen’s been making his rounds promoting the autobiography in the press, and his most recent stop was SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, where Howard Stern got candid about Andy’s not so little penchant for name dropping celebs, especially affably charming heartthrob John Mayer (who could blame him), who was mentioned so many times he should get residuals! Howard/s take? The pair’s relationship is riding the fence between romance and bromance! And to his credit, he may be right- cause, according to Andy, he’s “in love” with John Mayer.
Correction- “We’re in love,” Andy clarified. Which was wholesome for a hot second before Howard said- “Swear on your children’s lives there’s never been anything sexual between you and John Mayer.” It was a hard “no” from Andy, who swore they never hooked up. But this isn’t the first time Andy and John’s relationship was put under a microscope (and, of course, won’t be the last). Back in December, Andy dove into their dynamic during an episode of Bruce Bozzi’s podcast Table For Two, according to People:
“John Mayer is someone who is very in touch with his emotions,” Cohen told Bruce Bozzi. “He very quickly in our friendship started saying, ‘You know what, I gotta tell you something — I love you.’”
“He is someone to say, ‘I love you and I cherish you and I cherish our friendship’ — just this stuff that straight guys aren’t necessarily supposed to say,” Cohen continued.
Frankly, I’m okay with Andy and John keeping things platonic cause that leaves room for my prevailing hope that he and his BFF/NYE co-host/travel buddy Anderson Cooper are in love! He just doesn’t realize it yet, duh! Back when Andy was on The Howard Stern Show in 2022, he explained why he doesn’t see a romance with Anderson in the cards:
“What is it about Anderson Cooper that keeps you from falling in love with him?” the talk show host asked.
And the “Watch What Happens Live” star had a pretty logical response that many folks can probably relate to.
“I just think it’s not what our relationship is based on. We’re just friends; that’s not a part of it. I think, at this point, we know each other too well. We’re not attracted to each other in that way,” Cohen explained.
Okay, yes. At the time, he didn’t seem very open to it. But hey, a lot can happen in a year!