Andy Cohen Celebrates First Birthday as a Proud Dad Smiling with His Adorable Baby Son
Andy Cohen turned 51 on Sunday, and he celebrated with a smiling picture of both him and his son as they both looked happy and super adorable.
Andy Cohen is a single dad to 4-month-old Benjamin Allen Cohen, and on his birthday on Sunday, he posted an adorable picture of the two of them lying side-by-side.
The Instagram post showed father and son dressed in green and grey, respectively, as they smiled cutely with their dark pupils shining.
The "Watch What Happens Live!" host wrote as the caption: "I got the best birthday gift of all," and fellow celebs echoed the words of the proud dad.
"Real Housewives" star, Kyle Richards wrote about the resemblance between father and son, while others concluded that the little Benjamin is adorable and gorgeous.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos — whose son share the TV host's birthday — also sent him their wishes, and Anderson Cooper of "CNN" shared a post to celebrate Cohen on Instagram.
The post had the picture of Cooper with the proud father and his son. The "CNN" man wrote that he is very proud of everything the father-of-one has accomplished, adding: "It is just the beginning."
The "Real Housewives" franchise executive producer replied "Thanks, my brother" with the hashtag "#InfinitelyGemini."
Cohen welcomed his son via a surrogate; in May, while receiving the Vito Rossi Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Award, the TV personality said he looked into Benjamin's eyes when he was delivered and saw no "Hate, bias, and bigotry; just love."
He made this statement in recognition of how far the LGBTQ community has come. The "Bravo" network host, recalled being a gay 21-year-old at "CBS" where he worked as an intern, and how he faced discriminations until Russo helped him see he had no reason to be ashamed. Cohen credits the LGBT activist as someone who saw how making gays visible would help change the minds of many and open their hearts. He acknowledged that today, the community has a lot to be thankful for, but "The fight is not over."
In continuation of the fight, the producer will join several members of the LGBTQ community later this month for the WorldPride Day.
"Bravo" celebrities — Reza Fareham, Teresa Guidice, Kelly Dodd, Cynthia Bailey, Eva Marseille, and Giselle Bryant among others — will join their fellow star on his float at the NYC Pride March.
As the LGBTQ community continues to fight for equality and acceptance, Cohen hopes that one day, just as they came into the world with love, they'll be able to live in it, free from hate.