Anderson Cooper is a famous television personality and journalist famous for his work with CNN. He is currently the main anchor of the news show Anderson Cooper 360˚. CNN usually broadcasts the program live from New York, but the show also broadcasts from CNN studios in Washington D.C., and any other live location depending on the story.
Cooper is also a correspondent for 60 Minutes. Anderson has also appeared in several films including, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and The 33. Cooper is also an author with his latest book, The Rainbow Comes and Goes, being released in 2016.
Anderson Cooper is a catch, and it has led to questions about his marital status. We can confirm that Anderson Cooper isn’t married. Read on to discover the scoop about his relationships.
He confirmed his split with boyfriend Benjamin Maisani in 2018
Anderson confirmed that he had split with his long-term boyfriend, Benjamin in early 2018. The confirmation came after months of speculation claiming that all was not well between the pair. Anderson told the Daily Mail;
“Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much… we remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.”
Cooper didn’t elaborate on why the split happened, but many speculate that Cooper’s busy schedule might have been too much to bear for Benjamin. Cooper told People in 2017 that his busy schedule annoyed Benjamin;
“I’m off about one weekend a month. During the week I’m on CNN, and also work for 60 Minutes – most of the weekends are traveling for CNN or 60 minutes. I think he’s annoyed that I travel so much but he also knows how much I like it. He’s kind of used to it. He’s never asked me not to go somewhere. He’s pretty understanding that the job requires travel, and he’s cool with that.”
He split up with boyfriend Victor Lopez after one year of dating
Anderson Cooper was first linked to Victor Lopez at around the time that people started speculating that he had split with Benjamin. Anderson was reported to be spending a lot of time in Lopez’s hometown in Dallas. The bond between Anderson and Victor was confirmed when Victor shared a photo of the couple on Instagram.
Radar Online reported, in mid-2019, that the relationship between Anderson and Victor had ended. At the time, Anderson was grieving the loss of his mom, and Lopez was nowhere to be seen. The publication also claimed that the breakup opened the door for a relationship between Anderson and long-time pal, Andy Cohen.
Radar Online claimed that the couple’s friends were pushing for a relationship between them. One of their long-time pals reportedly told Radar Online;
“Anderson and Andy just get along so well already and there is such an amazing chemistry between them. They are with each other non-stop and, when they are not with each other, they are talking about each other.”
As far as we can tell, Anderson and Andy are just close friends and nothing more.
Anderson Cooper’s parents inspired his son’s name Wyatt Cooper
Anderson Cooper recently announced the birth of his son Wyatt Cooper. He explained via a lengthy Instagram post that Wyatt came into the world via surrogate on 27th April 2020. Anderson explained that his late parents inspired his son’s name. The CNN reporter wrote:
“He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son’s middle name is Morgan. It’s a family name on my mom’s side. I know my mom and dad like the name Morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son.”
Cooper stated that when he was young, he never thought that it was possible for him to have a child. He thanked the surrogate who gave birth to his son and her family for supporting him and Wyatt. He also thanked the doctors and nurses who helped deliver his 7.2-pound baby. At the end, he paid tribute to his deceased parents, and brother, Carter Vanderbilt. Anderson wrote:
“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, and that our family continues.”
Anderson also announced the birth of his son at the end of Thursday’s Town Hall segment.
Anderson moved in with his ex-boyfriend Benjamin Maisani but insists that they are not getting back together
In 2020, Us Weekly reported that Anderson and Benjamin had gotten back together. The publication’s report read: “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.”
On 11th February 2021, Anderson told Ellen that he has moved in with Benjamin to co-parent Wyatt, but the pair will not get back together. Cooper explained:
“We actually still live in the same house because we got along really well and it’s weird, but it works out. No, that’s not gonna happen [getting back together]. It’s interesting because he wasn’t really sure he wanted to have a kid – which is one of the reasons we probably broke up – but then, he came around to the idea. Now he is such a great parent.”