Anderson Cooper and longtime boyfriend Benjamin Maisani split

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Anderson Cooper and his longtime boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani, have called it quits, Page Six reports.

“Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago,” Cooper, 50, said in a statement Thursday. “We are still family to each other, and love each other very much. We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.” Cooper has been getting cosy with a 33-year-old Dallas doctor named Victor Lopez since splitting from Maisani. He has reportedly flown down to Dallas no fewer than five times since December to see the doctor.