Anderson Cooper is a dad.
The longtime CNN host introduced the start of child son Wyatt Morgan Cooper through surrogate on Thursday evening as he posted a photograph on Instagram: “As a homosexual child, I by no means thought it will be attainable to have a baby, and I’m grateful for all those that have paved the way in which, and for the docs and nurses and everybody concerned in my son’s start.”
He added: “He’s candy, and comfortable, and wholesome and I’m past pleased.”
Cooper, 52, advised viewers about his son on the finish of Thursday’s televised weekly international city corridor on the coronavirus pandemic.
“It has been a tough time in all of our lives, and there are definitely many arduous days forward,” Cooper mentioned. “It’s, I feel, particularly essential in occasions of hassle to carry on to moments of pleasure and happiness. Whilst we mourn the lack of family members, we’re additionally blessed with new life. New love.”
He then advised viewers: “On Monday, I grew to become a father. I’ve by no means truly mentioned that earlier than, and it nonetheless type of astonishes me. I’m a dad. I’ve a son.”
He mentioned he’s “eternally grateful to a exceptional surrogate who carried Wyatt, watched over him lovingly, tenderly, and gave start to him.”
Persevering with his story on Instagram, Cooper added: “It’s a unprecedented blessing – what she, and all surrogates give to households who can’t have youngsters. My surrogate has a ravishing household of her personal, a splendidly supportive husband, and children, and I’m extremely grateful for all of the assist they’ve given Wyatt and me. My household is blessed to have this household in our lives.”
The new child is called after Cooper’s father who died when he was 10. “I hope I may be pretty much as good a dad as he was,” he mentioned.
His son’s center identify, Morgan, is a reputation from the household tree of his mom Gloria Vanderbilt, who died final yr.
“I do want my mother and pa and my brother, Carter had been alive to satisfy Wyatt,” Cooper mentioned, “however I wish to imagine they’ll see him. I think about all of them collectively, arms round one another, smiling and laughing … pleased to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt … and that our household continues. New life. New love.”
Cooper’s finest pal Andy Cohen additionally has a child son Ben through surrogate and Cooper, who’s presently single, has mentioned: “He’s the best child, and it’s such a pleasure to see him every single day.”
Cooper’s BFF Cohen rapidly posted a photograph of Wyatt on Instagram, writing: “‘New life, new hope’. Wyatt Cooper, you couldn’t have come at a greater time. I do know a pal who can’t wait to satisfy you!.”