Andy Cohen has moved the filming of his TV show, Watch What Happens Live, to Los Angeles for a month. The relocation is so he can be close to the surrogate carrier of his first child. The baby is due within the next month.
Cohen, 50, only revealed in late December that he was to become a father for the first time.
On the final episode of Watch What Happens Live, on 20 December, he informed his audience.
‘I’ve always tried to be as transparent as possible about my life.
‘I over share and I expect everyone around me to do the same and tonight I want you to be the first to know that after many years of careful deliberation, fair amount of prayers and the benefit of science, if all goes according to plan, in about six weeks time, I’m going to become a father thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future.
‘Though it’s taken me longer than most to get there, I cannot wait for what I envision will be the most rewarding chapter yet.’
During a New Year broadcast with Anderson Cooper, he revealed he’s expecting a boy.
‘Moving the Clubhouse to LA is a win all the way around’
According to People magazine, Cohen will be in Los Angeles for four weeks from 14 January.
He told People, ‘Moving the Clubhouse to LA is a win all the way around. There will be great guests, great energy and I can make a 9pm dinner reservation after we get off the air.’
Upcoming guests for the Los Angeles filmed episodes will include RuPaul, Christina Aguilera, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
It’s not the first time WWHL has been filmed in LA. However, it’s the first time the show will be filmed live in front of a studio audience there.
Cohen, who is single, joins a long list of gay men who have become fathers via surrogacy. These include Elton John and David Furnish, Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black, and Ricky Martin and husband Jwan Yosef.