Anderson Cooper, 52 and a CNN star presenter, has announced through his social networks that he has been the father of a surrogate for a boy named Wyatt Morgan Cooper, in memory of his father who died when he was 10 years. “It is sweet, soft, healthy and I am more than happy,” said the proud father.
“I hope I can be as good a father as mine was. My son’s middle name is Morgan. It is my mother’s last name. I know my mother and father liked the name because I recently came across a list they made 52 years ago, when they were trying to think of names for me. ”
Cooper admitted in his text that he never thought that parenting would be a possibility for him. “As a gay boy, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I am grateful to everyone who has paved the way, and to the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in the birth of my son,” he wrote. “Above all, I am grateful to the substitute who brought Wyatt inside and cared for him with love and tenderness, and gave birth to him.” She added: “It is an extraordinary blessing: what she and all the substitutes give to families that cannot have children,” she said. “My surrogate mother has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband and children, and I am incredibly grateful for all the support they have provided to Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives. “
The correspondent, CNN journalist and public figure He was already considered one of the most powerful gays in the entertainment industry even before he came out of the closet. In fact, this popular face of American television He acknowledged his homosexuality eight years ago and did so in an email that he accepted one of his friends to disclose. “I am gay I always have been, I always will be and I can’t be happier, more comfortable and proud of it ”, he said then. Now Cooper publicly urges others to follow suit: “I know it’s a personal decision that everyone has to make based on their own reasons but obviously we would all be better off with more visibility.”
The journalist is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, the youngest of those she had with her fourth husband, the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper. The oldest, Carter, committed suicide in 1988. The designer explained in one of her memoirs, A Mother’s Story, how she witnessed the moment when her son, who was suffering from depression, jumped from the balcony of his apartment in New York. “There was a moment,” he told Anderson himself in an interview in 2012, “when it seemed like he wasn’t going to jump. He was sitting on the balcony, on the 13th floor, with one foot inside and the other dangling. I begged him not to, and when he did, he did it like an athlete. He hung up and I told him to come back. For a moment I thought I would. “
The designer and writer was the granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the millionaire who took it upon himself to spread the railroad across the United States. Cornelius’s son and Gloria’s father died alcoholized when she was just a baby and was left in charge of his mother, who frequented high society with his twin sister, lover of the Prince of Wales. When she turned 10, her paternal aunt, the founder of the Whitney Museum in New York, asked for her custody in court, fearful of what her ex-sister-in-law was doing with the little girl’s fortune. The case was followed by the press and the sentence only allowed the girl to see her mother during summers.