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Anderson Cooper Says His Mom Gloria Vanderbilt Wanted to Be His Surrogate at 85

Anderson Cooper Says His Mom Gloria Vanderbilt Wanted to Be His Surrogate at 85

Anderson Cooper got a very surprising offer from his mom Gloria Vanderbilt!

During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday (September 23), the 54-year-old journalist revealed that his late mother offered to act as his surrogate and carry a child for him when she was 85 years old.

Click inside to find out what happened…

Anderson began by saying that he’d never shared the story about his mother, who passed away in 2019 at the age of 95. He said that his mom was “kind of nutty” and had visited a gynecologist who had told her she would still be able to carry a child.

He added that Gloria said she’d serve as a surrogate for Anderson if he decided he wanted to have a baby.

“I finally said to her, I was like, ‘Mom, I love you, but even for you, that is just bats— crazy. That is just nuts,’” Anderson said with a laugh. “That is so weirdly oedipal on a whole new level. That kid would be on the cover of The New York Post for the rest of its life.”

He continued, “Then, fast forward two years later, I get a thing in the mail that my mom has sent me… and it’s a newspaper clipping and it’s a photograph, the headline is, ‘Grandmother Bears Child for Son,’ and it’s some woman, I think in Italy who was like 65 or something, or 70. And it’s a photo of her in the labor room in the stirrups.”

Anderson explained that the woman had “a gay son” and that the son’s husband had donated his sperm to fertilize the donated egg, both of which the Italian grandmother was carrying.

“She’s in the delivery room with her legs in the thing, and her son and his husband are right there, ready to catch,” he recalled. “And my mom has circled it, and written in a note, ‘See!’”

Anderson welcomed his first son, Wyatt, in April 2020.

Find out what he recently said about co-parenting with his ex Benjamin Maisani

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