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Anderson Cooper Reveals Ex Benjamin Maisani Is Still Living With Him As They Co-Parent His Son Wyatt

Anderson Cooper is opening up about co-parenting with his ex, Benjamin Maisani.

The 53-year-old newscaster spoke with Ellen DeGeneres about their living situation and why he wanted Benjamin to be part of son, Wyatt‘s life.

“We actually still live in the same house because we get along really well,” he shared. “It works out. It was interesting because he wasn’t really sure he wanted to have a kid, which was one of the reasons we probably broke up. But then he came around on the idea, and now he is just such a great parent.”

Anderson did shut down any speculation that he and Benjamin would reunite romantically, saying, “No. It’s not going to happen.”

However, he’s still weighing the options of giving Wyatt a sibling.

“I don’t know. Yes, I would love to. I think it would be great for him to have a sibling,” Anderson mused, but “I’m not sure I could handle another.”

Wyatt, he says, is “really such an easy kid. He’s still sleeping, like, 12 and a half hours every night, he eats his sweet peas and his mushed little cauliflower. He’s such a happy little chappy. It’s such a joy.”

Previously, Anderson revealed the reason why he wanted Benjamin to co-parent with him.

Anderson Cooper Talks His 'Unconventional' Approach to Raising Son Wyatt with Ex Benjamin Maisani

Anderson Cooper is opening up about fatherhood!

Since welcoming son Wyatt in late April, the 53-year-old CNN anchor has been enjoying time with the newborn, who he is raising with best friend and ex-boyfriend Benjamin Maisani.

“There is no acrimony between us,” Anderson shared with People. “Even though it’s maybe unconventional because he’s my ex, he is my family.”

Despite no longer being together, Anderson went on to explain why he and Benjamin decided to co-parent Wyatt.

“I knew what it was like growing up without a dad,” Anderson shared, whose father Wyatt Emory Cooper died during heart surgery when he was 10. “If there was ever something that happened to me, I would want Wyatt to be surrounded by love.”

Anderson and Benjamin split back in March 2018 after almost 10 years together.

“While we were a couple, he wasn’t sure he wanted kids, which was one of the issues we’d always had,” Anderson admitted. “But when I decided, ‘I’m just going to do this,’ he started to be interested.”

Find out which famous gay dad Anderson said helped “paved the way” to fatherhood for him!

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Anderson Cooper Reveals Why He Asked His Ex Benjamin Maisani to Help Him Raise His Son Wyatt

Anderson Cooper is opening up about parenting.

The 52-year-old CNN anchor spoke to Howard Stern about his choice to raise his newborn son, Wyatt, with ex Benjamin Maisani.

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“I don’t really have a family, and so my friends become my family. And this is somebody that I was involved with for 10 years, he’s a great guy,” he explained.

“We didn’t work out as a couple…but when I was a little kid, it was just my mom and my brother. But it was my mom and she was not the most parental person and I wish some adult, after my dad died, had stepped in,” he went on to say.

“So I thought, if something happens to me or even if something doesn’t happen to me, the more people love my son and are in his life, I’m all for that. My ex is a great guy and it’s good to have two parents, if you can.”

He also revealed he plans to have Wyatt call him “dad” or “daddy” and Benjamin “papa.” Plus, Benjamin, who is from France, will speak to him in French too!

He also revealed which famous gay dad reached out to him after hearing the news.

Watch Anderson Cooper explain…

Anderson Cooper Says Ex Benjamin Maisani Will Co-Parent Baby Wyatt With Him

Anderson Cooper has revealed that despite not being back together with ex, Benjamin Maisani, they will co-parent his new baby, Wyatt, together.

The 52-year-old journalist opened up about the situation during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

“Even though (Benjamin and I are) not together anymore but, you know, he’s my family and I want him to be Wyatt’s family as well,” he shared.

Anderson announced that he had welcomed the baby just last week.

If you missed it, check out Anderson talking about what his first weekend as a dad was like!

Anderson Cooper & His Ex Benjamin Maisani Are Not Back Together, Despite Reports

There was some speculation that Anderson Cooper and his ex, Benjamin Maisani, got back together amid the news that Anderson has welcomed a baby boy.

The 52-year-old CNN anchor started dating Benjamin, 47, back in 2009 and they were together for nine years before confirming their split sometime in 2018.

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A source actually told ET that while the exes “remain friendly and in touch”, they are “not dating again” at this time.

Check out past photos of the former couple together…

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Anderson Cooper & Ex Benjamin Maisani Are Back Together!

UPDATE on 5/4/20 – A source is revealing this news is actually not true.

Anderson Cooper and his ex-boyfriend Benjamin Maisani are reportedly back together as a couple!

The 52-year-old CNN anchor started dating Benjamin, 47, back in 2009 and they were together for nine years.

Anderson confirmed his split from Benjamin back in March 2018, saying that they had “separated as boyfriends some time ago.”

Just last night, Anderson announced that he has become a father for the first time after welcoming a baby boy via surrogate… and now we’ve learned that he got back together with Benjamin recently!

Anderson has reconciled with Ben,” an insider told Us Weekly. “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.”

For those that don’t know, Benjamin is a nightclub mogul in New York City.

Do yourself a favor and check out these shirtless pics of the hunky guys from a few years ago!

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Anderson Cooper & Longtime Partner Benjamin Maisani Split After 9 Years Together

Anderson Cooper has confirmed that he and longtime partner Benjamin Maisani have split after nine years together.

Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago,” the 50-year-old news anchor confirmed to Just Jared in a statement. “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.”

The last photos we have of Benjamin and Anderson are from over the summer when they went on a star-studded vacation together with some celeb friends.

Anderson made his breakup statement after reportedly being photographed with Dallas radiologist Victor Lopez on his private Instagram.

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