Anderson Cooper welcomed his second son, Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper

Anderson Cooper is a father! Again! Anderson and his “former partner” Benjamin Maisani have welcomed their second son. Anderson welcomed son Wyatt (named after his late father) in the spring of 2020. Now Anderson has welcomed his second child via surrogacy, a boy he’s named Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper. While Anderson refers to Benjamin as his “former partner,” they are absolutely raising these babies together! Anderson said that he’s changing Wyatt’s surname to reflect the fact that Benjamin is legally adopting him too.

Anderson Cooper has welcomed another child, Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper. The longtime CNN anchor, 54, announced the exciting baby news on his CNN show Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday.

“I wanted to start out with some good news, which also happens to be very personal news,” Cooper began, recalling that he had announced the birth of his son, Wyatt, during the “early dark days of the pandemic” in April 2020.

“These are the pictures I showed of Wyatt then, taken just days after he was born. This is Wyatt today. He is nearly 22 months old. He is sweet, funny, and the greatest joy of my life. If he looks particularly happy in this picture, it’s because he now has a baby brother. His name is Sebastian, and I would like you to meet him,” Cooper continued, introducing his adorable new son to the world. “This is Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper. He was 6.8 pounds at birth and he was healthy and happy and even his occasional hiccups, are to me, adorable. He mostly just sleeps and eats and certainly poops, but he already seems like a wise and thoughtful little chap.”

Cooper went on to reveal that both Wyatt and Sebastian are being raised by him and his “best friend and former partner,” Benjamin Maisani. “Wyatt calls me ‘daddy’ and Benjamin ‘papa.’ We’re a family. Benjamin is also in the process of adopting Wyatt, whose last name will be changed to Maisani-Cooper as well.”

[From People]

Anderson told his audience that Wyatt is thrilled to have a little brother, and Wyatt calls his brother “Luke” because “Sebastian” is too hard for him to say. Anderson got very emotional thanking everyone at the hospital and his surrogate and her family. It’s clear that he’s become very close to his surrogate. Sebastian is a little cutie too. Congrats to the whole fam!

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red and Instagram.

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  1. mia girl says:

    Congrats to Anderson Cooper!

    I watched the unexpected announcement in real time last night and it made me so happy! I teared up when he talked about his mom, dad and brother.

  2. ME says:

    Congrats to them both. Anderson seems like he’s a great dad.

  3. tw says:

    I used to go to the same gym as Anderson and Benjamin. For years I saw them work out together. I always thought they seemed like best friends.

  4. Twin Falls says:

    I love loving co-parents. ❤️

  5. blairski says:

    It’s nice to see some non-traditional families in the news. I like it when people see examples of options beyond the “norm”.

  6. Lizzie Bathory says:

    Congrats! They seem really happy & the boys are adorable.

  7. Julia K says:

    I am happy for Anderson. Because Benjamin is going to be the adoptive father I guess that implies that Anderson is the sperm donor and biological dad of both children. Seems there is a real imbalance in this relationship. I get the impression that it is Benjamin who is doing the day to day heavy lifting here. I’m in the process of wrapping my head around non traditional families but I’m trying.

    • Christine says:

      It doesn’t necessarily mean that AC is the biological father, but the one who had the legally binding agreement with Wyatt’s surrogate, and his name was on the birth certificate. I have no knowledge of any of the Silver Fox’s sperm, much to my chagrin, but I am adopted from people who have no biological relationship to me at all, and their names are on my birth certificate. This is a way to get Benjamin on the birth certificate and give him proper due as Papa.

  8. PixiePaperdoll says:

    Man, those Cooper eyes are STRONG. Those babies are adorable.

  9. Therese says:

    I wept.