- “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen revealed the birth of his first child on Monday with a sweet Instagram post.
- The 50-year-old Bravo star welcomed a son, named Benjamin Allen Cohen, via surrogate.
- Cohen explained that he named his newborn after his grandfather, Ben Allen.
The Bravo star took to Instagram on Monday to share a photo with his son, who was born via surrogate weighing 9 pounds and 2 ounces. In his caption, Cohen revealed that he named his child Benjamin Allen Cohen, after his grandfather, Ben Allen.
“I’m in love,” Cohen wrote. “And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow.”
Cohen’s announcement was met with plenty of congratulatory comments from fans and his famous friends, including Billy Eichner, John Mayer, Lisa Rinna, Laverne Cox, Pink, and Christian Siriano.
You can read some of the responses, which were captured by @commentsbycelebs, below.
In December, the 50-year-old host revealed that he was expecting his first child during an episode of “Watch What Happens Live.”
“Family means everything to me and having one of my own is something that I have wanted in my heart for my entire life,” Cohen said. “And though it’s taken me longer than most to get there, I cannot wait for what I envision will be the most rewarding chapter yet.”
Cohen, who appears to be single since splitting with boyfriend Clifton Dassuncao, also told “Entertainment Tonight” that he’s hoping to find a partner “who’s very independent, someone who has their own thing going on.”
“Maybe someone who’s never seen ‘The Real Housewives,'” he added.
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