American Broadcast Journalist Anderson Cooper announced that he is now a proud father of a new born baby. On his Instagram post Anderson stated, “As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child.”
Anderson said that, “It has been a difficult time for all because of the pandemic but it is important to hold on the times of moments of joy and happiness.” The baby boy was born on 27th April and was named Wyatt after Anderson’s father. Anderson lost his father at the age of 10.
Anderson said that he was astonished to be a father and that he has never said that out loud before. He shared pictures of the new born baby and his late father Wyatt admitting that he wants to be ‘as good a dad’ as his father.
Anderson Cooper earlier thought that he would not be able to become a dad because he was gay. He stated that he was grateful to those who paved him the way to have a child. Anderson Cooper is now a proud dad of the surrogate baby boy. In his post he thanked the family that carried Wyatt and gave birth to him. He said that it was an extraordinary blessing.
See the adorable photos of Anderson Cooper and his newborn child, Wyatt Morgan Cooper, below.
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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.