Andy Cohen is officially a father!
The Look at What Happens Are living host, fifty, welcomed his to start with child — a baby boy named Benjamin Allen — through surrogate on Monday, Feb. four at six:35 p.m. PT. The little tot weighs nine lbs., two ounces, and steps 20 inches extensive.
To celebrate the good information, Cohen shared a black and white picture of himself keeping his son to Instagram.
Benjamin Allen is a particular name for Cohen, coming from his grandfather, Ben Allen, on his mother’s facet.
“I’m in enjoy,” Cohen wrote on Instagram. “And speechless. And eternally grateful to an amazing surrogate. And I’m a father. Wow.”
Cohen initial announced that he was expecting his initial child through surrogate on the Dec. 20 episode of WWHL, whilst surrounded by OG Real Housewives franchise forged members Vicki Gunvalson, Ramona Singer, NeNe Leakes, Kyle Richards and Teresa Giudice.
“Tonight, I want you to be the to start with to know that following a lot of several years of watchful deliberation, a good quantity of prayers and the profit of science — if all goes according to program, in about 6 weeks time I’m heading to become a father,” he shared.
“Thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future,” he ongoing. “Family means all the things to me and obtaining 1 of my own is a little something that I have wished in my heart for my entire lifetime. And while it’s taken me for a longer time than most to get there, I can not hold out for what I envision will be the most gratifying chapter but.”
A source discovered to Persons that following the WWHL broadcast, “a smaller sized team went out to rejoice,” where an on-cloud-9 Cohen “was telling folks that he was ‘relieved’ the information was eventually out there and just retained reiterating how fired up he was for the upcoming.”
“‘I cannot wait to meet up with my kid,’ he reported,” the insider recalled. “He’s generally experienced that urge to be a father and felt like this was the right time. His dad and mom are of a selected age, and he wants them to know his baby. He reported, ‘I know I’m one, but I have not achieved anyone and I want a relatives. I’m completely ready to do this.’ “
“He’s heading to be an awesome dad. He’s so stuffed with love,” the source ongoing of Cohen, who announced his split from Clifton Dassuncao last March. “He’s heading to give this child a fantastic lifetime.”
A handful of times later, during CNN’s dwell New Year’s Eve exhibit, Cohen revealed that he would be having a son. “It’s a boy and I received to tell you one thing, I are unable to wait to meet this boy,” he explained to co-host, Anderson Cooper.
“When I was developing up and when we have been expanding up … I just never imagined it would be attainable, as a gay man, to mature up and have a family members,” shared the happy then-papa-to-be.
“And below we are in 2018, virtually , and anything’s possible,” Cohen ongoing. “And I’m so grateful to a great surrogate that I’m operating with.”
He added, “By the way, by the time it became probable, I was type of having also considerably enjoyable in my lifestyle to say, ‘I don’t imagine I can do this suitable now.’ But here I am, I turned 50 this 12 months. It usually takes some individuals for a longer period to get to that area. And it took me that time.”
On Jan. 26, Cohen — who, fittingly, wore a little one-blue accommodate for the celebration — was surrounded by dozens of Serious Housewives forged associates and his near friend John Mayer at an extravagant infant shower in Beverly Hills, California.
The interesting bash took place at The Palm Beverly Hills, the place Cohen’s BFF (and Radio Andy individuality) Bruce Bozzi, Jr. serves as government vice president. Company sat at a extended singular dinner desk with gold flatware, extensive-stem candles and white and blue bouquets as bundles of white balloons hung from the ceiling.
A 2nd soirée days afterwards observed the then-dad-to-be showered with enjoy on the east coast from celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Ripa and more.
“I had a coronary heart-boner for days soon after this crew threw me an similarly epic affair on the East Coastline. I truly feel beloved & it’s all going to the 👶. Thank you @brucebozzi @kellyripa @sarahjessicaparker @jackie__greenberg,” Cohen captioned a cute picture, noting Cooper did a “beautiful job” creating his ribbon hat.
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