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CNN Anchor, Anderson Cooper Shares About His Fulfillment Becoming A Dad

Anderson Cooper says he loves “every aspect” of being a father and wished he hadn’t held off parenthood for so long. During an appearance on SiriusXM’s Quarantined with Bruce, the 53-year-old CNN anchor, who is gay, spoke with host Bruce Bozzi about life as a new dad.

Cooper welcomed his first child, son Wyatt Morgan, via a surrogate on Monday, April 27, 2020, and co-parents the baby boy with his former partner Benjamin Maisani.

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"I wish I had it sooner" Anderson Cooper talks about being a dad and says it

Speaking about fatherhood, he said:

“I don’t think I would have made the decision if I didn’t feel I was really ready, and I definitely feel like this is absolutely what I should be doing. I wish I had done it sooner.

“I’ve been able to spend whole days, all my time with him really, during this pandemic. It’s been amazing.”

He continued:

“I’ve never woken up early in the morning, but I now bolt out of bed at 7 without an alarm clock and I want to be there when he wakes up at 8:45.

“I just love every aspect of it. It’s truly the greatest thing ever. I feel like what was I doing before? I don’t know.”

"I wish I had it sooner" Anderson Cooper talks about being a dad and says it

Back in June, Cooper said in People’s first-ever Pride issue:

“When I was 12 years old and knew I was gay and thought about my life, it always upset me because I thought, ‘I will never be able to have a kid.’ This is a dream come true.”

Cooper said becoming a father has also given him new perspective as he continues his work in journalism, explaining that he feels “invested in the future in a way I hadn’t really before.”

"I wish I had it sooner" Anderson Cooper talks about being a dad and says it

“There’s something about having a child that makes you feel connected to what is happening and you want to make sure that the world this child is growing up in is a better one. You suddenly worry much more about the future of all of us,”

he said at the time.

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