Anderson Cooper, 52, who welcomed a son, Wyatt Morgan Cooper, and announced his ex, Benjamin Maisani, 47, would be co-parenting with him, explained his decision to have his ex raise his son on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show.
“I don’t really have a family, so my friends have become my family. This is somebody I was involved with for 10 years,” he said of Maisani. “You know, my ex is a great guy, and I think it’s good to have two parents if you can.”
“We didn’t work out as a couple, but . . . when I was a little kid, it was just my mom and my brother, but it was my mom — she was not the most parental person and I wish some adult after my dad died had stepped in and just been like, ‘You know what, I’ll take you to a ball game,’” Cooper said.
“Or, ‘Let’s go out to lunch every now and then, and let’s just talk.’ You know, no one ever did that and so I thought, well if something happens to me or even if something doesn’t happen to me, if more people love my son and are in his life, I’m all for that.”