logo
 youtube.com/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
youtube.com/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Anderson Cooper Explains Why He Is Not Taking Paternity Leave after Becoming a Dad

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 09, 2020
08:00 P.M.

CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper revealed that he wouldn't be taking paternity leave after welcoming his first child at 52.

Advertisement

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus, sporting events, music concerts, and film production have been postponed. Most television shows and news Channels, on the other hand, have continued to update the public about the disease.

Anderson Cooper attends AOL Build Speaker Series to discuss "Nothing Left Unsaid" on April 15, 2016. | Photo: Getty Images.

Anderson Cooper attends AOL Build Speaker Series to discuss "Nothing Left Unsaid" on April 15, 2016. | Photo: Getty Images.

Advertisement

Many journalists and show anchors have taken to working via a home-based studio to observe social distancing, which is a measure to curb the spread of the virus. Anderson, a CNN anchor who recently announced the birth of his child, told Stephen Colbert that:

"Thankfully, I can do some work from home and stuff...to give people the truth is the difference between life and death."

Advertisement

The father of one explained that with the ongoing global health crisis, the world needs serious reporters with passion, as it is their job to bring facts with accuracy to the public.

More importantly, being in the media and reporting firsthand information is more delicate than spending time at home. For Anderson, this is what informed his decision of not taking paternity leave to be with his newborn.

The 52-year-old is optimistic about his family being with his child even without their physical presence.
Advertisement

The TV personality's son, Wyatt, wouldn't be alone as he will have the company of loved ones around him. Andy Cohen, Anderson's friend, mentioned that one of his son's nanny is interested in babysitting the infant.

Benjamin Maisani, the 52-year-old's ex, will also be involved in the life of his son even though they parted ways years ago. According to Wyatt's dad:

"[Benjamin is] my family; I want him to be Wyatt's family too."

Advertisement

Benjamin has maintained a close friendship with the journalist even after their split. Sources stated that he was present at Wyatt's birth. After the death of Mr. Cooper's mother last year, having to witness his son's delivery via a surrogate was another heart-melting episode for the onscreen personality.

He expressed his gratitude to the surrogate during the big announcement of the new arrival via Instagram. The father of one also got candid about his expectations as a young gay person.

Advertisement

During one of his shows, Anderson revealed the names of his son. He honored the memory of both his father and mother with the names he gave Wyatt.

Although no family member would be able to welcome the newborn, as granddad, grandma, and Carter, his dad's brother, have all died. Regardless, the 52-year-old is optimistic about his family being with his child even without their physical presence.

info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
info

We at news.AmoMama.com do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDС, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated.Take care!

Related posts

Devoted Dad-Of-Three Finds Out He's Always Been Infertile, Decides to Take a DNA Test

May 10, 2022

Kurt Russell Took over the Role of a Father to Goldie Hawn’s Kids after Their Biological Dad Abandoned Them

February 04, 2022

Harry Anderson’s 21 Years Junior Wife Became the Only Witness to His Death Yet Missed His Last Breath

May 07, 2022

John Travolta's Late Wife Kelly Got Pregnant at 47 & Risked Her Life to Carry Her 'Miracle' Baby

April 14, 2022

Kurt Russell Became 'Pa' to Goldie Hawn's Kids Whose Father Considers Them 'Dead'

April 08, 2022

Melissa Sue Anderson Declared Love for Mike Landon - She Was Shaken When He Had Affair with a Teen

February 22, 2022

Widower Does a DNA Test on Kid after Wife's Death, Later He Hides the Test Results from Family

May 03, 2022

Late Anna Nicole Smith Stays Her Ex’s Only Love in 15 Years Yet Their Daughter Tries to Convince Him to Date

February 11, 2022

Bruno Mars Had to Live In a Zoo After Parents’ Divorce – He Slept in 1 Bed With His Dad & Brother

April 05, 2022

Twins Send Dad to Nursing Home, Learn He Left Inheritance to Janitor Who Is Their Carbon Copy – Story of the Day

February 13, 2022

Goldie Hawn Turned to Prayer to Heal Son Who Almost Died at 1 Day Old – Now She Calls Him 'A Gift'

March 26, 2022

Woman Divorces Husband of 36 Years after Their Only Son Finds Out He Has a Brother – Story of the Day

April 10, 2022

In-Laws Claim Their 'Son Has More Rights to Name the Baby since He Is the Real Dad'

May 14, 2022

Stepson Mocked by Adoptive Parents & Their Children Finds Letters They Hid from Him – Story of the Day

March 12, 2022