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(Journalist, Television personality, Author)

Anderson Cooper is an American award-winning journalist, television personality, and author. Anderson Cooper is not having an affair with anyone presently

Relationship Facts of Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is not straight and is gay.
Anderson sexually awakened at the age of 11!
Talking about his sexuality, he revealed that Richard Gere's performance played a signal part to make him realize that he was gay. He was 11 years old at that time.

What is the relationship of Anderson Cooper?

Anderson Cooper is openly gay. He came out as gay when same-sex marriage became legal in New York in July 2011.

Talking about his relationship status, previously he was in a relationship with Cesar Recio. They started from the year of 2004 and after dating for several years they end up in 2009.

Then he started to be in a relationship with gay bar owner Benjamin Antoine Maisani. They started dating in February 2009. However, they ended their affair in March 2018.

Cooper has two sons via surrogacy. His first son was born on April 27, 2020, and his name is Wyatt Morgan Cooper. And his second son Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper was born in February 2022.

Who is Anderson Cooper?

Anderson Cooper is an American award-winning journalist, television personality, and author. Anderson Cooper is best known for his work as an anchor of CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360.

Before, he is commonly known as a news correspondent for ABC and CNN.

How many siblings does Anderson Cooper have?

He was born as Anderson Hays Cooper in New York City, New York on June 3, 1967.

He was born as the younger son of writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and descended artist, fashion designer, writer, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. His nationality is American and ethnicity is unknown.

His elder brother, Carter Cooper has committed suicide by jumping from the 14th-floor terrace of Vanderbilt’s New York City Penthouse apartment.

For his schooling, he went to a private co-educational university preparatory, Dalton School and after graduating he went on a ‘Survival trip’ in Africa for several months.

Then he joined Yale University from where he graduated in political science in 1989. He suffered dyslexia as a child.

Anderson Cooper: Career, Salary, Net Worth

After graduation, Anderson Cooper started working as a fact seeker for small group agency Channel One. He entered Myanmar on his own with his forged press and met with students fighting the Burmese government.

He lived in Vietnam for a year where he studied the Vietnamese language at the University of Hanoi.

Soon he began filming and assembling reports of Vietnamese life and culture that aired on Channel One. He joined ABC News as a correspondent in 1995 and soon promoted as the co-anchor of its ‘World News Now’ program in 1999.

In 2000, he started to host the reality show on ABC ‘The Mole’ where the contestants work together to add money to a pot that only one will win in the end but left it in the second season.

Then he returned to broadcast news by joining CNN in 2001 where he anchored alongside Paula Zahn on ‘American Morning’ before becoming CNN’s Weekend prime-time anchor in 2002.

In 2003, he started anchoring a news show ‘Anderson Cooper 360’. He covered numerous important stories including tsunami damage in Sri Lanka, the Cedar Revolution in Beirut, the death of Pope Paul II, and the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Besides television personality, he is also a freelance writer who has authored a variety of articles that has appeared in many outlets. In May 2006, he published a memoir for Harper Collins detailing his life and work over the previous years.

The book was successful and topped the New York Times bestseller list. His success in his career has paid him well financially.

His net worth is estimated to be $100 million as of 2022. However, his salary is $11 million per year but other incomes are not disclosed yet.

Anderson Cooper: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

Anderson Cooper suffered a controversy when he slammed Florida’s Attorney General for being a hypocrite after she claimed gay marriage would cause significant harm.

How tall is Anderson Cooper?

Anderson Cooper’s height is 5 feet 10 inches, weight is 68 kg.

His biceps size is 14 inches and his shoe size is 10 US. His hair is gray and his eyes are blue.

Social Media

Anderson is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

He has accumulated 10 million fans on Twitter. His Instagram has 1.8 million followers. His Facebook has more than 915k likes.

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