KEY POINTS

  • Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani are back together
  • Cooper introduced his newborn son Wyatt
  • Cooper thanked everyone who helped him have a baby

Anderson Cooper had reportedly gotten back with his longtime boyfriend Benjamin Maisani before he announced the birth of his son.

Cooper and Maisani are together again, and now, they’re a family of three after the CNN anchor revealed the birth his child via surrogate. Multiple sources revealed that the two reconciled before Cooper made the baby announcement.

“Anderson has reconciled with Ben,” a source told Us Weekly. “They very quietly got back together and are planning ahead. Ben is selling one of his clubs and cutting back on how much he does at night so he can spend more time at home with Anderson and the baby.”

In 2018, Cooper announced his split from Maisani. In an interview with Daily Mail, he said that they were separated for months prior to his admission.

“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,” he said.

Cooper didn’t share the details about their split, but he said that he was a workaholic and was out most of the time because his work requires him to travel. In that area, he said that Maisani was understanding and supportive.

“I think he’s annoyed that I travel so much but he also knows how much I like it. He’s kind of used to it. He’s never asked me to not go somewhere. He’s pretty understanding that the job requires travel, and he’s cool with that,” Cooper said.

Meanwhile, this news comes following the 52-year-old CNN host's big announcement on Instagram on Thursday. Cooper shared snaps of his baby, whom he named Wyatt.

In a lengthy post, Cooper announced that the baby was delivered via a surrogate and that he named him after his parents. He also expressed his joy over becoming a father because he never thought he would be a dad because he is gay. He went on to thank everyone who made it possible, especially the surrogate.

“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,” Cooper wrote. “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.”

Anderson Cooper, Benjamin Maisani Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani have called it quits. Pictured: Cooper, Maisani attend Kathy Griffin's Carnegie Hall Performance official after party hosted by Anderson Cooper at Trattoria Dell Arte Restaurant on Nov. 8, 2013 in New York City. Photo: Getty Images/Rob Kim