New York (CNN Business) CNN’s Anderson Cooper is the proud father of a newborn boy. Wyatt Morgan Cooper was born on Monday weighing 7 pounds 2 ounces.
Cooper, 52, shared photos of Wyatt at the end of the television show’s weekly coronavirus pandemic.
“It has been a difficult time all our lives, and certainly many difficult days,” Cooper said. “It is, in my opinion, especially important in these difficult times to try to capture moments of joy and moments of happiness. Although we regret the loss of loved ones, we too are blessed with new life. and new love. ”
That’s how he introduced his own happy news: “On Monday, I became a father,” he said. “I’ve never said that before, it’s loud, and it still surprises me. I’m a dad. I have a son. And I want you to meet him.”
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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.
Cooper, who is gay, said in his in-air announcement that “I never thought it was possible to have a child, and I am so grateful to all those who walk the road, and to the doctors and nurses and all involved. . at the birth of my son. ”
“Most of all,” he said, “I am grateful for the wonderful surrender that brought Wyatt, watching her lovingly, gently, and giving birth to her.”
The news came as a big surprise to CNN viewers, as Cooper did not speak publicly about his plans to have a baby.
Cooper’s father, who died when he was 10, was named Wyatt. Now Cooper is passing the name on to a new generation. “I hope I can be a good father like him,” he said during the announcement.
The middle name of her son Morgan, is a name from the family tree of her mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. He died last year.
“I hope my mom and dad and my brother Carter are alive to meet Wyatt,” Cooper said, “but I want to believe they’ll see him. I thought of them all together, hugging one another.” not one, smiling and laughing and watching., looking at us. It’s nice to know that their love lives with me and Wyatt … and our family goes on. New life and new love. “