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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!

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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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Irina Shayk & Bradley Cooper Vacation with Celeb Friends in Tahiti (Photos)

New parents and hot couple Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper enjoyed a vacation with some of their celeb pals this past week in Tahiti!

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg posted a photo of some of the celebs involved in the vacation including Irina, Bradley, Anderson Cooper with partner Benjamin Maisani, Allison Williams with her husband Ricky Van Veen, and Andy Cohen, who posted his own pic with Diane.

Bradley and Irina have rarely been seen together since welcoming their first child together, a daughter named Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper. She was born in March.

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Anderson Cooper & Partner Benjamin Maisani Share Selfies From Venice Vacay!

Anderson Cooper and his partner Benjamin Maisani are spending their holiday weekend abroad!

The longtime couple jetted to Venice, Italy for the long weekend and it looks like they’re having a great time.

Anderson took to his Instagram to share several photos in front of the Venice canals!

Benjamin in Venice…. Why is he making me go to every single museum?” he captioned a solo shot of Benjamin.

Anderson jokingly added, “He is the art expert….I’m the complainer who wants to take naps.”

Check out their cute photos below…

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