Apparently, Anderson Cooper is Gay and Ready to Come Out

I started reading this article in the National Enquirer about how Anderson Cooper is very serious about his current love interest and how the two are thinking about moving in together. Disappointed, because Anderson Cooper makes the news a sin in my books, he’s so damn hot, I read on. His love interest is a man and the two have been very serious for about 8 months. I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t heard this ‘Anderson Cooper is gay’ rumor before, much less that he was serious about someone. But then I learned that apparently, no one knew about this because Cooper kept his sexuality on the very down-low. But, this Ben character that he’s seeing, has apparently changed all that and now Anderson is ready to go public with Ben. From the National Enquirer,

“CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has found love with the buff owner of a gay bar – and pals say the couple is moving in together.

The award-winning newsman, 42, has been quietly seeing 36-year-old New Yorker Ben Maisani for the last eight months, and they’re now house-hunting, The ENQUIRER has learned.

“Anderson has found his ‘Mr. Right’ in Ben. Their relationship is so solid they want to move in together, and they’ve been looking at Manhattan real estate,” a longtime friend told The ENQUIRER.

The two met briefly years ago, and were reintroduced earlier this year, according to a CNN insider. They recently vacationed at a romantic resort in Jaipur, India – the Rambagh Palace – where their opulent $3,200-a-night room had views of the gardens of the former Maharaja palace.

“I’ve seen Anderson have crushes before, but he’s been telling pals that this is the real thing,” said the CNN source. “He plans to sell his condo and move in with Ben. They looked at an old firehouse in Greenwich Village that Anderson wanted to convert into a residence.”

While he’s widely considered one of TV’s sexiest newsmen, prematurely gray Cooper has long been the source of gay speculation. With Ben’s love and support, he may finally come out of the closet, the friend said.

“Anderson firmly believes that media members should keep their personal lives private, but for years he’s dropped hints that he’s gay,” the source said.

“Now that he’s with Ben – who is certainly not shy about his sexuality – Anderson is seriously considering publicly acknowledging his sexuality.”

Ben co-owns a raunchy gay bar, the Eastern Bloc, and while he’s in fantastic shape, he’s also an intellectual who was the valedictorian of his Hunter College graduating class in 2000, the source said. The two share a love for horror movies, good wine and photography, friends say.

“Anderson and Ben do everything together. They bike and work out at the gym,” said the source. “They also like to have intimate dinners alone and with friends.”

Meanwhile, the relationship has delighted their friends. “Anderson says Ben is the first guy who he can see sharing his life with,” said the CNN insider.

The source added: “Up until now, Anderson has refused to comment on his sexuality. He wanted to be a serious newscaster – not ‘the gay newscaster.’ But Anderson cares so much about Ben that he’s ready to change his attitude. That’s what love will do for you.”

I don’t think Anderson Cooper needs to worry about not being taken seriously as a newscaster. There’s extensive footage of him right in the fields during time of war, natural disaster, and whatever other horrors most of us only see in our nightmares. The news that he’s gay does come as a surprise to me and I have to say, I’m disappointed. Not because he doesn’t like women, but because he’ll never have an interest in me. Because really, that’s the only thing standing in our way.

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6 comments ↓

#1 MICHAEL on 11.28.09 at 5:31 pm

AS SOON AS PRETTY BOY (THE BOYFRIEND) GETS ALL THE ATTENTION AND PUBLICITY TO BOOST HIS EGO AND HIS FUTURE CAREER(S) VIA ANDERSON COOPER, THE BOYFRIEND WILL THEN KICK ANDERSON COOPER TO THE CURB LIKE AN OLD TIRE. I THINK THIS IS WHY COOPER IS KEEPING SUCH A LOW PROFILE, HE SERIOUSLY WANTS TO SEE IF THIS KID IS REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT HIM FIRST BEFORE HE COMMITS TO A GAY RELATIONSHIP. THIS IS PROBABLY WHY HE MADE THE KID SIT IN THE BACK OF THE PLANE? HE DIDN’T WANT TO DRAW TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO HIMSELF. DADDY IS IN CONTROL….HAHAHAHAHA….. BUT IF ANDERSON COMES OUT OF HIS CLOSET AND TELLS EVERYONE HE’S GAY AND THAT THIS BOY IS HIS LOVER, AND THEN SOMETIME SOON DOWN THE ROAD, THE KID DECIDES HE’S HAD ENOUGH OF THE SUGAR DADDY RELATIONSHIP, ANDERSON’S CAREER COULD BE RUINED IF THE RELATIONSHIP DOESN’T HOLD ON AND STAY TOGETHER, IT WILL MAKE ANDERSON LOOK LIKE A FAILED PERVERTED CRIB ROBBER. THAT KID HAS TO BE 20 YEARS YOUNGER THAN ANDERSON. ANDERSON IS SMART, HE’S KEEPING A LOW PROFILE ABOUT ALL OF THIS UNTIL HE’S ABSOLUTELY SURE THE TIME IS RIGHT TO COME OUT OF HIS CLOSET.

#2 Russell on 11.29.09 at 5:03 am

This is news? I thought everyone knew that Anderson Cooper is gay.

#3 Russell on 11.29.09 at 5:31 am

I don’t normally post replies to other posts, but I feel compelled to this time.

Ben Maisani is not a kid. He’s 36 and Anderson is 42. He also has his own income. How does that make Anderson his “daddy” or a “perverted crib-robber”? Try getting the facts straight, next time. I would also suggest that you go into therapy, to deal with your internalized homophobia.

#4 pete on 12.06.09 at 8:57 am

anderson is so cute and i love his smile… hehehe many girls asked why good looking men are gay. here is another one!

#5 lim jay on 10.17.11 at 5:32 am

Everyone knows that Anderson Cooper is gay. You have to be very naive to not know this. I respect that he doesn’t talk about it because he is a news reporter and is suppose to remain neutral on issues and not become a narcissistic DIVA. Look at Don Lemon who chose to come out and talk about it. Don Lemon is such a diva and no longer can report news without making it about him.

#6 Sherron Teal on 01.03.12 at 10:06 am

Who cares what his sexual preference is!!! WHY is ones sexual preference anyone’s business?? ANSWER IT ISN’T!

This is perpetuated from the religious right! They think God sits in judgment of others, THAT IS A HUGE LIE!!

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