Anderson Cooper Reveals Why He Was ‘Really Pissed’ at Ex Benjamin Maisani When Son Wyatt Took His ‘First Walk’

Brad Barket/Getty . Inset: Anderson Cooper/Instagram Anderson Cooper, Benjamin Maisani, Wyatt     

Anderson Cooper remains to be feeling some “fury” with regards to lacking one in every of his 13-month-old son Wyatt Morgan‘s main milestones.

The CNN anchor, 54, revealed throughout Wednesday’s look on The Stephen Colbert Show that whereas he was on an abroad work journey, Wyatt – whom he co-parents with ex Benjamin Maisani – took his “first walk.”

“So, just for the first time, I was away in Israel last week,” he recalled. “It was my first work trip for 60 Minutes and I was doing an interview and I get this text from Wyatt’s other dad, Benjamin, and he said, ‘He just walked!!'”

While some mother and father would have been thrilled, Cooper joked, “My reaction was fury.”

anderson cooper/ instagram Anderson Cooper and son Wyatt     

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“I got really pissed at Benjamin,” he continued, explaining that he could not imagine he had missed Wyatt’s particular second. “In my household when I grew up, you would lie about everything, so he should have just lied. He should have lied and said, ‘Oh no, he’s not walking at all,’ so when I got home and he walked, we’d be like, ‘Oh my god! It’s the first walk.'”

According to Cooper, his child boy has bought fairly the strut as nicely.

“He walks like a drunken sailor,” the dad of 1 added.

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Cooper welcomed Wyatt – who is known as after the journalist’s late father – on April 27, 2020. Maisani, 48, was within the supply room for the beginning.

While Cooper admitted that their association could also be “unconventional,” he defined in PEOPLE’s first-ever Pride problem final 12 months that Maisani “is my family.”

“I knew what it was like growing up without a dad,” Cooper stated. “If there was ever one thing that occurred to me, I might need Wyatt to be surrounded by love.”

During Wednesday’s broadcast of The Stephen Colbert Show, Cooper shared that as a result of his dad died when he was 10, Father’s Day was by no means actually on his radar till he grew to become a mother or father himself.

Anderson Cooper/Instagram Anderson Cooper and son Wyatt     

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“Father’s Day was something I avoided. I just didn’t acknowledge it,” he stated. “The pain was so great for most of my life I didn’t know Father’s Day was this date. And yet, the interesting thing about having a child is it’s made me sort of connect with my dad and my mom’s past and my brother’s past in a way that I never really anticipated.”

“I feel like I’m in communion with them in some strange way,” he continued. “I remember things about my dad that I never remembered before because I’m experiencing them with Wyatt as a dad.”


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