Anderson Cooper of CNN was blessed with a baby boy on Monday.
Wyatt Morgan Cooper took birth weighing 7 pounds and 2 ounces.
On Thursday, after the televised version of the weekly global town hall on the COVID-19 pandemic ended, Cooper, 52-years-old, shared pictures of Wyatt.
Cooper said that the world is going through a tough time and that bad days are coming. One should lean towards the happy moments during a hard time, he added.
“Even as we mourn the loss of loved ones, we are also blessed with new life and new love,” said Cooper.
Elated to become a parent, Cooper shared the news saying that he was a father now. He further said that when said out loud, it shocks him, but he is a father now and he would like the world to meet his son.
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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.
In an on-air discussion Cooper, who is gay, said that he never thought that if he would be able to have a child. He thanked the doctors, nurses, and everyone involved in helping in the process of becoming a father.
Cooper expressed his gratitude towards Wyatt’s surrogate who carried him, cared for him, and gave birth.
The announcement came as a shock for the viewers of CNN as they had never heard from Cooper about becoming a father.
Cooper’s father had died when he was aged 10. Cooper’s father was known as Wyatt, and Cooper wanted to pass on the name to the next generation.
During the announcement, he said that he hopes he will be good like his father.
The middle name of Wyatt, Morgan, is obtained from Cooper’s mother Gloria Vanderbilt’s family tree.
Wishing that his father, mother, and Carter; his brother would be alive to meet his son, Cooper said that he believed that his close ones are watching Wyatt and they are happy that the family is expanding.