Anderson Cooper’s cheating boyfriend still lives with him, was just on a cruise with him

Anderson and Ben in 2010

I’m still really interested in Anderson Cooper’s lovelife for some reason, and now that we have confirmation that his boyfriend, Ben Maisani, was on the trip to Croatia with him (also attended by Andy Cohen and a few other friends), I’m revising my theory as to how everything went down. As you might remember, we saw some very close-up photos of Ben making out with another guy in the park a little over a week ago. Those photos came out when Anderson was on vacation in Croatia, reportedly with Ben. Later, Anderson posted a photo of Bravo exec and his longtime friend, Andy Cohen, in Croatia, making me wonder if it was Andy who went along on that vacation, not Ben, and if Anderson and Ben had broken up prior to the release of the makeout photos. Not so much. There’s video of Anderson and Ben together in Croatia, and the paparazzi have photos, taken Monday, of both Ben and Anderson leaving the place in New York they share. (You can see those photos on this link.) So they’re either still together as a couple, or they’re at least still living together for now, maybe until one of them can find another place. That’s pretty forgiving of Anderson, or maybe he was broken up with Ben before the trip and they just decided to move forward with their plans or something. Damn, I know we’re never going to get answers on this and it bugs me. I want to know what happened! I mean I adore Anderson Cooper and I know I should have more respect for his privacy, but I’m a nosy bitch. Here’s The Daily Mail’s report:

Anderson Cooper and his partner Ben Maisani were pictured in New York today, both leaving the CNN anchor’s Manhattan townhouse, albeit separately.
Maisani was photographed kissing another man in a public park less than two weeks ago, and the pair were believed to have broken up.

The pictures, accompanied with a video of them on vacation together in Croatia at the weekend, have sparked rumors the couple have reconciled – and perhaps never even broke up.
Cooper was alleged to have gone on the European getaway to get over his broken heart after news of his partner’s alleged cheating emerged.

But it appears the news anchor is the forgiving type. Either that or the video adds more fuel to the fire that the couple are in an open relationship.

The video – shot by Croatian network Dubrovnik Internet Television – shows the two men on the upper deck of the yacht chatting together, before joining Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos.
Ripa and her husband joined in on the European destination last week. Bravo’s Andy Cohen was already there and is believed to have flown out with Cooper a few days earlier.

Maisani and Cooper were also spotted earlier today leaving the Manhattan fire house the pair share. It had been reported that the news anchor asked his partner to move out and had broken off the engagement after the cheating scandal.

[From Daily Mail]

We’re not going to figure out at this point if Anderson and Ben are still together, and it sounds like whatever happened, they’re keeping the drama low and are either trying to work things out or peacefully co-existing. Maybe they have an open relationship, although reports claimed Cooper was devastated by those photos. I’m still holding out hope that Anderson and Andy Cohen are a new couple.

As The Daily Mail mentions, Kelly Ripa was also in Croatia on that vacation. An instagram pic that Anderson posted of them together is below. There’s a lot of speculation that Anderson might join Kelly as co-host on her morning show, and Kelly told US Weekly that “We have a connection like nobody else. I worship him!” She added that “the search continues” for her co-host, since Anderson is so busy with his own talkshow and with his CNN show, Anderson Cooper 360.

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  1. Jess says:

    Kelly is adorable without makeup. That is all.

  2. Nev says:

    they are all open and sleeping with each other.

    • bcgirl says:

      I know. Ben is a hot young bar owner in NYC, I mean, isn’t it obvious? I’m sure Anderson got some of ‘that’ too. Definitely why he didn’t want to come out, open relationships are hard for many to understand.

    • Barbisteph says:

      Thank u for seeing it- yes they r open & having sex w/ each other on a regular basis & it’s actually True & factual. Thank u for ur courage to say it!

    • Barbisteph says:

      Thank u for seeing it- yes they r open & having sex w/ each other on a regular basis & it’s actually True & factual. Thank u for ur courage!

  3. Talie says:

    Man, Kelly’s face is sun damaged.

  4. Kate says:

    OMG all these middle aged gays they are such a drama queens.

  5. Lem says:

    Is there any date confirm on the photos? I know they were just released but could they be years old and just released with Anderson’s outage.?

  6. shocked&appalled says:

    Um,there are other options. Tons of people, especially gay men, have open relationships. So this may not be cheating.

  7. Brittany says:

    One of my best friends is gay and he says that it’s extremely common for gay men in long term relationships to have open ones…

  8. Julie says:

    its not my thing and i dont have experience with it but shouldnt you be discreet even when you have an open relationship?
    especially when its all open and your partner agreed to it, why not do it at home? its not like you need to hide it from your partner, so why do it in public?

    also open is open in sexual things but they were looking lovey dovey, kissing and holding hands.

  9. irishserra says:

    Kelly, you’re a cute woman, but please stop plucking the hell out of your eyebrows! One of the best ways to maintain youthful appearance is to keep the brows a little fuller.

  10. T.C. says:

    The silver fox is so damn sexy in them pics. He needs to kick that man to the curb cheaters never stop cheating.

  11. hoya_chick says:

    A lot of the sports blogs I read are buzzing that former NFLer Michael Strahan is going to be Kelly’s new co-host. Plus Anderson has his own show on the CW (my nyc cable doesn’t have the CW any more what’s that about?) that is coming back in the fall so I don’t think he is interested in the job. Kelly looks surprisingly great without make-up! Except she has no eyebrows, maybe she can borrow some from Lily Collins? I didn’t know they were so close. I am not interested in the Ben drama. Obviously he and Anderson know something we don’t.

  12. Genevieve says:

    Whatever the real truth is, I sure hope that Anderson didn’t get his heart broken by a cheating boyfriend in any way, shape or form. When that story first came out, my heart was really aching for my poor Silver Fox.

    If all of Ben’s activities were sanctioned or Anderson knew about them and just didn’t give a flip, then cool. Whatever works in everyone’s intimate relationships, as long as nobody is getting blindsided or hurt.

    Wherever the truth lies, I’m sure we can count on AC and his lovely manners and good taste to carry him through this bump in the road.

    LOVES! <3

    • NerdMomma says:

      Yes yes yes! A curse on anyone who dares to break Anderson Cooper’s heart, and hopefully his heart is not broken at all. Whatever the story, I hope that he remains happy that he wrote that lovely email and continues to be giggly and adorable.

  13. A says:

    Open relationship. Not as uncommon among celebs, I bet.

  14. Kim says:

    Anderson took another guy to Tanzania on a vacation few weeks ago.The guy posted the pics I read about on Queerty.Ben has an apartment but sometimes he stays with Anderson.Obviously Ben and Anderson either have broken up and remained friends or have an understanding.The pics came out on the 12 th the video was from the 18 th if there was an issue they wouldnt be together all those days.I hope AC never discusses this his lovelife.

  15. the original bellaluna says:

    Is it possible for me to respect the dignified, quiet way AC is handling this while still wanting to know what the heck went/is going on?

  16. J says:

    Open relationship! If Anderson is mad about anything, I expect it’s just that Ben wasn’t discreet about the make out. But that’s not worth ending a long term relationship over, is it?