Anderson Cooper announces the birth of his second child

Through Jamie Samhan.

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Anderson Cooper had some big news on Thursday.

During his CNN show, Cooper revealed the birth of his second child, Sebastian Luke Maisani-Copper.

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“I wanted to start with some good news, which also happens to be very personal news,” Cooper said.

“These are the photos I showed of Wyatt back then, taken just days after he was born. This is Wyatt today. He’s almost 22 months old. He’s sweet, funny and the biggest joy in my life. If he looks particularly happy in this photo, it’s because he now has a little brother. His name is Sébastien and I would like you to meet him,” he continued. showing cute photos of her newborn baby.

“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 adorable to me. He mostly sleeps and eats and definitely poops, but he already seems to be a wise and thoughtful little guy.

He also shared that his “best friend and former partner” Benjamin Maisani is adopting a son, Wyatt, as they continue to co-parent him.

“Wyatt calls me ‘dad’ and Benjamin ‘dad’. We are family. Benjamin is also in the process of adopting Wyatt, whose last name will also be changed to Maisani-Cooper,” Cooper said.

Cooper welcomed Wyatt in April 2020 via surrogate.

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After thanking the doctors and his surrogate, Cooper shared that he would take some time off to spend time with his boys.

“He’s doing great and he’s so adorable, he’s got a lot more hair than Wyatt had when he was born, and he’s just amazing,” he later told John Berman. “Wyatt is thrilled.”

Cooper previously opened up about co-parenting with Maisani.

“It’s probably an unusual setup, but I knew he would be a great dad, and he is. We’re exes, but we’re family to each other and we love each other as each other. family and as co-parents,” he said. People.

“There are the usual squabbles that two people have when there’s a kid involved, like what time should he go to swimming class, or should he wear the wetsuit, or whatever,” he said. -he adds. “But all the stupid and minor things. We get along well. »

Congratulatory messages quickly poured in on social media, including Kelly Ripa who shared the entire show on her Instagram Stories.

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