Last night, at the close of Anderson Cooper’s televised weekly global town hall on the coronavirus pandemic, he shared some joyous news. On Monday, Anderson became a father!
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Anderson is a proud father of a baby boy and he shared the touching names he gave to his son. His first name is Wyatt, named after Anderson’s father who passed when Anderson was just 10-years-old. He shared, “I hope I can be as good a dad as he was.” Wyatt’s middle name is Morgan, which is a family name on his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt’s side of the family. What’s even more special is another tidbit of the name Anderson recently discovered. “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.”
Anderson shared his joy on becoming a father as a gay man. “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 continued, sharing that his son was born via a surrogate. “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 can’t 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.”
We are so thrilled for Anderson and wish him lots of love as he and Wyatt grow together.