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Anderson Cooper Makes Surprise Announcement, He’s Now The Proud Father Of A Baby Boy!

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I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. 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 liked 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. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing – what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. 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.

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There has been a lot of bad news lately, so let’s end this week with some happy news. Beloved CNN anchor Anderson Cooper surprised everyone during his weekly coronavirus town hall on Thursday.

He announced that he welcomed a son, Wyatt Morgan Cooper, via surrogate on Monday.

On Monday, I became a father. I’ve never actually said that before, out loud, and it still kind of astonishes me. I am a dad. I have a son. And I want you to meet him.

He shared photos of Wyatt on his Instagram account. The post already has nearly a million likes.

As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son’s birth. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him.

So how did Anderson decide on the name? Well, it was rather easy. His father’s name was Wyatt. He died when Anderson was just 10-years-old.

My son’s middle name is Morgan. It’s a family name on my mom’s side. I know my mom and dad liked the name Morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me.

Much like Cooper, Andy Cohen welcomed his own son (via surrogate) back in February of 2019. He was obviously excited to hear the news from Cooper.

He posted a photo of Cooper and his newborn, with the caption, “New life, new hope! Wyatt Cooper, you couldn’t have come at a better time! I know a friend who can’t wait to meet you!”

Congratulations to Cooper! We’re sure he’s going to make a great father. No smack to talk here.


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