Andy Cohen Welcomes a Baby Boy Via Surrogate


He’s here! Andy Cohen welcomed his first child, a baby boy, via surrogate.

“WOW! This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen. He is 9 lbs 2 ounces !! 20 inches !! Born at 6:35 pm, PT,” Cohen, 50, captioned a sweet snap holding his newborn son on Monday, February 4, via Instagram. “He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen. I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow. ♥️🌈”

Andy Cohen Welcomes a Baby Boy Via Surrogate
Andy Cohen on ‘Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen’ on January 7, 2019 in New York City. Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Cohen, 50, announced his surrogate’s pregnancy during a December episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “After many years of careful deliberation, fair amount of prayers and the benefit of science, if all goes according to plan, in about six weeks time, I’m going to become a father thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future,” he told the audience.

The Emmy winner continued, “Family means everything to me and having one of my own is something I’ve wanted in my heart for my entire life and though it has taken me longer than most to get there, I cannot wait for what I envision will be the most rewarding chapter yet.”

Days later, Cohen revealed the sex of the baby during CNN’s live New Year’s Eve broadcast. “I can not wait to meet this boy,” the radio host told Anderson Cooper at the time.

“When I was growing up, and when we were growing up … I just never thought it would be possible as a gay man to grow up and have a family,” Cohen added. “And here we are in 2018, almost ‘19, and anything’s possible. And I’m so grateful to a wonderful surrogate that I’m working with.”

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