Andy Cohen welcomed his baby boy earlier this month, and the Bravo host opened up about the positive effect the Real Housewives have had on him since Benjamin’s arrival.
“The Housewives have been really incredible,” the Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host, 50, said on the Today show on Tuesday, February 19. “The truth is that with all the noise and all the drama, they’re all, most of them, moms, and they’re great moms.”
The reality stars, including Lisa Rinna and Kyle Richards, threw the fellow Bravo personality an A Star Is Born-themed baby shower late last month at the Palms restaurant in Los Angeles — and Cohen admitted that he can’t wait for his son to grow up and see the party pics.
He also opened up about his journey to fatherhood on the morning show, explaining, “It was always in the back of my head. I would be at friends’ houses and they were tucking in their kids, and it was like … I need this in my life. I was looking at, where am I going and where am I headed and what do I want for the rest of my life?”
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After the Most Talkative author’s son, Benjamin, arrived, Cohen spent two hours with him having skin-to-skin contact. “He was so alert, and his eyes were open, and we were just kind of getting to know each other,” the new dad said.
He added: “I look at him the way I used to look at Instagram. I just sit and stare at him. … This is much more interesting than looking at a bunch of hot guys on my feed.”
As for fatherhood, the Missouri native is loving his early days with his baby boy.
“There is a comfort in knowing that he is there waiting for me,” Cohen said. “I went out for my first night away from him, just to dinner with friends … and I realized, ‘Wow, I love it that he’s there waiting at home for me.’ It’s an anchor. It’s my family … I love this feeling.”
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