By now, most people probably know that Andy Cohen is a very close friend of Anderson Cooper. Cohen tested their friendship this week when he posted a photo of his friend on social media.
On Tuesday, Andy Cohen, 52, put his friendship on the line when he posted images of his pal Anderson Cooper, 53. The pictures weren’t just ordinary innocent ones, but photos of the CNN anchor without his shirt.
In the caption of the Instagram post, the host of “Watch What Happens Live” explained how in a normal year, he and Cooper would be on vacation right now. The star explained that he would also be threatening to post Cooper’s shirtless images.
Andy Cohen at the US Open on September 5, 2019, in New York City | Photo: Adrian Edwards/GC Images/Getty images
However, since it was 2020, and the novel coronavirus pandemic was upon us, he decided to post the photos of his friend without his consent. The television show host revealed how he was going against Cooper’s wishes just to make him angry.
On his Instagram Stories, Cohen uploaded several videos explaining that he was sitting under a blanket “bored.” He explained that his son, Benjamin “Ben,” 18-months-old, was sleeping and he didn’t know what to do.
FENDING OFF BOREDOM
So to fend off the boredom, he’d decided to share Cooper’s photos. He even jokingly threatened to post more pictures of his friend even though he knew very well that the CNN anchor was “pissed.”
Cohen and Cooper have been close friends for many years. Earlier in the year, the television show host came through for his friend when he welcomed his own son, Wyatt Morgan.
HELPING A FRIEND OUT
Cohen ended up transferring his son’s nanny to go work at his friend’s home to help him with Wyatt. Both boys were welcomed via surrogate.
The best friends first met when they were set up on a blind date in the early 1990s. They spoke on the phone before the date and Cohen knew right then he wasn’t going to date Cooper.
WHY THEY NEVER HOOKED UP
What put Cohen off was that Cooper mentioned the television his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, within the first four sentences of talking. Instead, the pair was able to create a strong friendship that has survived over the years.
THEIR CHILDREN MEET
In June 2020, Benjamin and Wyatt got to meet each other virtually for the very first time. Cohen’s son was born in February 2019, while Wyatt was welcomed in April 2020.