Anderson Cooper introduces newborn son Wyatt Morgan

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Anderson Cooper introduces newborn son Wyatt Morgan
The CNN anchor is now a father

MANILA, Philippines – Anderson Cooper shared a bit of joy amid a global pandemic as he introduced his 3-day-old son Wyatt Morgan Cooper to his followers on social media.

On Instagram on Friday, May 1, the CNN anchor shared photos of him and the baby, sharing that he was named after Anderson’s father Wyatt Emory Cooper, who died when he was 10 years old.

“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,” Anderson said.

In the post, Anderson opened up about his experience of having a child as a gay man, saying “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.”

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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 Wyat t, and that our family continues.

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He especially thanked the surrogate who carried and gave birth to the baby.

“It is an extraordinary blessing – what she, and all surrogates, give to families who can’t have children,” Anderson said.

He ended his post by remembering his family – his father, his mother Gloria Vanderbilt who died in June 2019, and his brother Carter, who died in 1988.

“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,” Anderson said. – Rappler.com

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