Anderson Cooper Talks Co-Parenting Baby Wyatt with Ex Benjamin Maisani

Anderson Cooper has been caring for his nine-month-old son, Wyatt Morgan Cooper, with the help of his ex-boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani. Although the duo decided to split back in 2018, they’ve made an excellent co-parenting pair, Cooper says.

Speaking on the Ellen Show, Cooper revealed that he and Maisani actually still live together, which surely makes sharing parenting responsibilities easier. “We actually still live in the same house, because we get along really well and…yeah, it’s weird but it works out,” he said.

“It’s interesting, because he wasn’t really sure he wanted to have a kid—which is one of the reasons we probably broke up—but then, he came around to the idea. Now he is such a great parent.”

Not just a great parent—a very attached one, too. Cooper says that Maisani got emotional when Wyatt got his first childhood immunization. “We went to take Wyatt to get some vaccinations, you know, the regular course that kids get—he hasn’t skipped the line for COVID or anything, these are just the regular vaccinations—and Wyatt doesn’t cry when he gets his shot,” Cooper recalled. “But I turned around when Wyatt got his first shot, and Benjamin is weeping! He’s become this, like, big softie. It’s really sweet to see.” (No, this doesn’t mean they’re getting back together; when asked, Cooper said, “no, that’s not gonna happen.”)

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But what about another kid? “I think it would be great for him to have a sibling,” Cooper said. “I’m not sure I can handle another, but he’s such an easy kid. He’s still sleeping like 12 and a half hours every night. He eats his sweet peas and mushed cauliflower… he’s just a happy little chappie.”

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