Andy Cohen posts sweet picture with his new son, who was born via surrogate
Andy Cohen just announced some exciting news: he is now a father.
The Emmy-winning reality television producer and talk show host shared a sweet snap with his newborn son, introducing him to the world.
“WOW! This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen. He is 9 lbs 2 ounces!! 20 inches !! Born at 6:35 pm, PT,” he captioned the post, which showed him smiling as he cradled the baby.
Cohen also explained where his son’s name came from.
“He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen,” he wrote.
“I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow,” he added.
Cohen’s post received congratulatory comments and support from celebrities and members of the Bravo universe.
“Congratulations and Mazel Tov, Andy!! Can’t wait to meet Benjamin, he’s very lucky to have you as a dad,” singer Mariah Carey commented.
“Sending you all the love in the world. That’s one lucky baby,” actress Sarah Paulson said.
“Congratulations a million times,” singer Pink commented.
I’m in love. … And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate.
Another musical legend, Gladys Knight, expressed warm wishes to Cohen as well.
“Congratulations Andy! you’re going to make an amazing father,” she wrote on the post.
Cohen announced he was having a baby through a surrogate on his show, “Watch What Happens Live,” in December 2018.
“Tonight, I want you to be the first to know that after many years of careful deliberation, a fair amount of prayers and the benefit of science, if all goes according to plan, in about six weeks time, I am going to become a father, thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future,” he said.
“Family means everything to me, and having one of my own is something I’ve wanted in my heart for my entire life,” he added. “And though it’s taken me longer than most to get there, I cannot wait for what I envision will be the most rewarding chapter yet.”
He had a wild baby show last month to celebrate, and all the Housewives attended.