Anderson Cooper announces he's a dad to a son born via surrogate

David Caplan
April 30, 2020 - 10:04 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Anderson Cooper announced  "joyful news" on his show Thursday night: he's a dad.

"On Monday, I became a father," Cooper, 52, said. "I've never actually said that before, and it still kind of astonishes me. I am a dad. I have a son."

His son's name is Wyatt Morgan Cooper. 

"He is named after my dad who died when I was 10 years old," he explained. Morgan is a name from the family tree of his mother Gloria Vanderbilt, who died last year.

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"I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter were alive to meet Wyatt," Cooper said, "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. New life. New love."

Cooper also said that Wyatt was born via surrogate. "I am eternally grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, watched over him lovingly, tenderly, and gave birth to him," he said.

He added, "I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I am so grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth."