CNN Anderson Cooper shared his co-parenting routine with his exex-boyfriend Benjamin Maisani.
Cooper told Ellen DeGeneres that he’s with Massani to care for nearly 9-month-old Wyatt,
“We actually still live in the same house because we get along really well and, yeah, it’s weird but it works out…”
While Cooper is at CNN Wyatt is with Maisani,
“It’s interesting, because he wasn’t really sure he wanted to have a kid—which is one of the reasons we probably broke up—but then, he came around to the idea. Now he is such a great parent.”
Cooper and Maisani broke up nearly 3 years ago in March 2018 after dating 3 years. Cooper said,
“We went to take Wyatt to get some vaccinations, you know, the regular course that kids get…
he hasn’t skipped the line for COVID or anything, these are just the regular vaccinations—and Wyatt doesn’t cry when he gets his shot.
But I turned around when Wyatt got his first shot, and Benjamin is weeping! He’s become this, like, big softie. It’s really sweet to see.”
When asked if this means maybe they might get back together, Cooper responded with a definitive
“No, that’s not gonna happen.”
Does Cooper want another…?
“I think it would be great for him to have a sibling.
I’m not sure I can handle another, but he’s such an easy kid. He’s still sleeping like 12 and a half hours every night. He eats his sweet peas and mushed cauliflower…he’s just a happy little chappie.”
Wyatt Morgan Cooper (named after Anderson’s father, Wyatt Emory Cooper) he was born via surrogate on April 27, 2020. (The Morgan comes from his mother’s side of the family and is her middle name.)
Cooper’s mother is late heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, who died in 2019. Today is her birthday. She would have been 97.
(Photo; Instagram; via Oprah Mag)