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CNN’s Anderson Cooper Is A New Dad

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Anderson Cooper has announced the birth of his son, a little boy named Wyatt Cooper. 

The CNN anchor shared the first picture of the little boy Thursday night, telling viewers: ‘As gay kid I never thought I’d have a child.’

He thanked his surrogate mother and medical professionals who delivered the child amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

Cooper began in a touching speech: ‘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.’

Anderson Cooper has announced the birth of his son, a little boy named Wyatt Cooper

Anderson Cooper has announced the birth of his son, a little boy named Wyatt Cooper

Wyatt Cooper was born via surrogate on Monday and is three days old, the CNN anchor said

Wyatt Cooper was born via surrogate on Monday and is three days old, the CNN anchor said

'He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy,' Cooper continued

‘He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy,’ Cooper continued 

Welcome Wyatt Morgan Cooper! @AndersonCooper‘s son was born on Monday. New life, new love.

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Cooper went on to explain that his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt played a role in the naming of his child too. 

The actress, socialite, author, fashion designer and artist died last June. 

‘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,’ Cooper shared.

In February, on what would have been his mother’s 96th birthday, he shared images from his searching through boxes of photos and files.

He commented at the time that his mother ‘kept every note, every letter she ever received’. He said that although it was sad going through the items, it also brought back ‘many amazing memories’. 

'He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was,' Cooper said

‘He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was,’ Cooper said

'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 said on Thursday's broadcast

‘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 said on Thursday’s broadcast

‘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,’ Cooper continued.

Cooper, 52, is believed to be single at the moment. 

‘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.’

Cooper spent much of his time with his late mother up until her passing in June. His brother Carter died when he was 21. 

‘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,’ Cooper added. 

‘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.’