Andy Cohen 'Might Consider' Having Another Child Just 4 Months after His First Son’s Birth
The Bravo network late night show host has been thinking about giving his four-month-old son Benjamin a sibling, sharing how fast his first child was growing.
51-year-old “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen answered some quick questions for ExtraTV to mark the 10th anniversary of his late night show and he spoke of the possibility of adding a new member to his family.
After giving some updates about Benjamin Allen, whom he had via surrogate in February, Cohen answered affirmatively to the question of whether he was already thinking about another child.
“I might consider having another one — I’m thinking about it,” he shared.
While he hasn’t given a firm answer about this, he has addressed the subject in the past, and he definitely sounds like he is willing to embark on conceiving another child with the help of a surrogate.
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My first Father’s Day! Happy Dad’s Day, everybody. I want to thank my surrogate in California, without whom I wouldn’t have Ben. And I need to ask: If a woman is willing to provide the gift of life to a man like me, or a couple struggling with infertility, why should the government be able to tell her what she can do with her body? It’s past time to end NY’s ban on surrogacy & pass the Child-Parent Security Act. If you’re in NY State please call your Assemblyperson and ask them to end the surrogacy ban this week! #ModernFamiliesNY
“I'm really praying that I have the strength and fortitude to do it again,” Cohen told “Real Housewives of Orange County” Tamra Judge in a Radio Andy episode earlier in the year.
So far, his experience as father of Ben has been great, so he might be feeling confident about becoming a father of two. During the mentioned ExtraTV interview, Cohen said that his firstborn was “growing rapidly.”
“He is drinking his milk, he is a really chill baby. He is trying to crawl. He’s grasping a lot, a lot of eye contact, focusing on books. He can hold his bottle, almost,” the also radio host said with pride.
Cohen never misses a chance to express how delighted he is about parenthood after he had thought it was something he could never have as a gay man.
This is why he is an open supporter of compensated surrogacy, a practice that he strongly believes should be made available for others in similar situations.
“I want to thank my surrogate in California, without whom I wouldn’t have Ben,” he wrote on Instagram on his first Father’s Day with baby Ben.
“And I need to ask: If a woman is willing to provide the gift of life to a man like me, or a couple struggling with infertility, why should the government be able to tell her what she can do with her body?” he added in reference to the ban on surrogacy currently in existence in the state of New York.
Cohen celebrated his first birthday alongside his little bundle of joy on June 1, and he called Ben “the best birthday present of all” in a touching Instagram post that pictured the father and son smiling at the camera.