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    May 1, 2020

    Anderson Cooper Announced He's A Dad

    Meet Wyatt Morgan Cooper!

    On Thursday, Anderson Cooper shared the sweetest news: he's a dad now!

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    He made the announcement with Instagram post featuring a picture of himself holding his son, Wyatt Morgan Cooper.

    "I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father," wrote Anderson. "This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was."

    "My son's middle name is Morgan. It's a family name on my mom's side. I know my mom and dad liked the name Morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy."

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    "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."

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    Anderson also wrote that he wishes his mother Gloria Vanderbilt, father Wyatt Emory Cooper, and brother Carter could meet baby Wyatt.

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    "I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues."

    He also shared the news on his CNN show, Anderson Cooper 360, and opened up more about wishing his family could see him start one of his own.

    Welcome Wyatt Morgan Cooper! @AndersonCooper's son was born on Monday. New life, new love.

    "I like to believe they can see [Wyatt]. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing... happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt," said Cooper on-air.

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    He also expressed his gratitude towards Wyatt's surrogate, saying he's "eternally grateful" that she "watched over him lovingly, tenderly, and gave birth to him."

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    Congratulations, Anderson!

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