Out journalist Anderson Cooper had some good news to share recently: he is now the father of a newborn son. The 52-year-old announced the news on CNN.
“It has been a difficult time in all of our lives…[But] even as we mourn the loss of loved ones, we are also blessed with new life and new love,” Cooper said. “On Monday [April 27], I became a father. I’ve never actually said that before, out loud, and it still astonishes me. I am a dad. I have a son.”
“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,” he wrote on Instagram. He also thanked Wyatt’s surrogate mother, who “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 can’t have children,” Cooper continued. “My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own…My family is blessed to have this family in our lives.”