How Many Kids Does Anderson Cooper Have? Baby Mama?

Anderson Cooper has 1 child, a son named Wyatt Morgan Cooper. CNN reports that Wyatt was born on Monday, April 27, 2020 and weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces.

According to USA Today, Cooper’s son was born via surrogate and the CNN anchor named him after his father. Sadly, Anderson’s father, Wyatt Emory Cooper, died in 1978 when Anderson was only 10-years-old.

Anderson Cooper Baby Mama

As mentioned above, Anderson Cooper’s son was born via surrogate therefore he does not have a baby mama. Cooper and his long-time boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani, broke up back in 2018.

Anderson Cooper Benjamin Maisani
Anderson Cooper Benjamin Maisani

It is widely believed that Anderson and Benjamin are no longer together but according to US Weekly, multiple media sources are reporting that the couple got back together a few weeks before Wyatt was born.

Identity Of Anderson Cooper’s Surrogate Mother

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I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son’s middle name is Morgan. It’s a family name on my mom’s side. I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and 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. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing – what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues.

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In the Instagram post above, Cooper thanks his surrogate mother but he doesn’t reveal her identity. As the tweet below explains, privacy for a surrogate mother, carrying for a famous celebrity is vital. Many surrogate mothers live normal lives and do not desire attention from the paparazzi.

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