- ‘He likes naps and milk and being read to.’
Gay CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has just shared new photos of his son Wyatt at 10 weeks old.
Cooper posted two new photos of his first child on Instagram yesterday (13 July). And he told followers: ‘Wyatt is 10 weeks old and doing great. He likes naps and milk, bath time and being read to. Thank you for all your lovely cards and messages!’
So far, over half a million fans and friends have liked the Instagram pics.
One comment came from his friend and fellow US broadcaster Andy Cohen. He said: ‘Love these daddy.’
Cohen recently introduced his 16-month-old son Benjamin to Wyatt. They weren’t able to meet face-to-face due to coronavirus but joined in a video call.
The 52-year-old Cohen told his son: ‘Ben, this is going to be your good buddy Wyatt.
‘You guys are going to travel together. And if you like him half as much as I like his daddy, you’re going to be great friends.’
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg also commented on the new photos of Wyatt. She observed he ‘looks like Gloria’ – Anderson Cooper’s late mother Gloria Vanderbilt who died last June.
Being a dad and gay are ‘great blessings of my life’
Wyatt Morgan Cooper was born via a surrogate mother on 27 April.
And since then the 53-year-old TV star has been sharing his joy with fans. He told viewers about Wyatt’s birth just a few days later on 30 April, saying:
‘As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child. 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.’
Speaking two weeks later to Ellen DeGeneres, Cooper said being a new dad had made him ‘blissfully happy. I can’t stop smiling.’
The pair also chatted about Cooper’s decision to come out as gay in 2012.
He said: ‘I consider it, along with Wyatt, one of the great blessings of my life to be gay.’
Moreover, he said he wished he had come out sooner.
Cooper added: ‘Even though you think you are out and you think everybody knows and it doesn’t matter, it does matter and it makes a difference. I think it’s important for me to have said the word “gay”, that I’m gay and that I’m proud of it. It’s fantastic.’