ANDERSON Cooper knows exactly who to turn to for a helping hand with his first child.
The 52-year-old – who just welcomed a son called Wyatt – has enlisted the help of BFF Andy Cohen's nanny.
Anderson has brought Andy's nanny on board – who helped his son Benjamin through his early months.
“I’ve been talking about my nanny [saying] she’s leaving, that she’s gonna go help out a friend, and the moment Anderson announced it I got a bunch of DMs from eagle-eared Radio Andy listeners saying, ‘Wait … is that where your nanny went?’" the Bravo host told his listeners to SiriusXM’s Radio Andy.
The answer is yes, that is where my nanny went,” Andy said on the show.
He added, “We had long planned this transition, but I certainly didn’t expect it to happen during a quarantine, of course."
He explained how they'd managed to do the transition during the pandemic.
"So we had to really handle this hand-off from one home to the next very carefully, but we did and she is now with Anderson and I know she’s gonna get Wyatt on a great sleep schedule just like she got Ben.”
“I’m so happy for Anderson,” he said. “We’ve been talking about this for a long time and I have been really enjoying Anderson coming over.
His visits with Ben have taken on a special significance since we both knew for a while that Anderson was planning on [becoming a dad] himself.”
Last Thursday, Anderson revealed that he is a first-time dad after the surrogate birth of his baby boy.
The news anchor made the announcement live on the air of his CNN program Anderson 360.
The proud father said as he broke the news: "I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father.
"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."
The TV journalist began to get emotional as he opened up about how much his newborn means to home.
He said: "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.
"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 can't have children."
Anderson concluded his announcement by paying tribute to his late dad, brother and mother Gloria Vanderbilt.
The famous heiress and socialite passed away from stomach cancer in June 2019 at the age of 95.
Anderson said of his family: "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," he wrote.
"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."
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