Andy Cohen Welcomes Second Baby - Inside His Single Fatherhood

Titi Dokubo
May 03, 2022
07:30 A.M.

Andy Cohen said his first child saved his life, and he spoke out about his decision to become a single parent. The show host welcomed his second child, a daughter, on April 29, 2022.


Born on June 2, 1968, Andrew Joseph Cohen started his career in the media industry as an intern in the 1990s. He grew to become a senior producer on "The Early Show" while also producing the prime-time news magazine "48 Hours."

The St. Louis, Missouri resident, became a program developer at Trio in 2000, and in 2004, he moved to Bravo as the vice president of original programming.

Andy Cohen on the set of his show "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" on April 12, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Andy Cohen on the set of his show "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" on April 12, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Andy soon landed his show on Bravo and has a pop-culture channel on SiriusXM Radio, "Andy Cohen Live." Andy was also an executive producer on the Emmy and reality cooking competition "Top Chef."

Currently, he is an executive producer of the "Real Housewives" franchise, and Andy became the first openly gay late-night talk show presenter in 2009. In 2022, he became a single father for the second time, and here are more details.




On February 4, 2019, Andy welcomed his first child, Benjamin Allen, via a surrogate. In his post announcing the arrival of his son, he said:

"I'm in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I'm a dad. Wow."

The excited dad named his son after his grandfather, Ben Allen. Before the arrival of his son, Andy revealed that family meant everything to him, and he was glad to look forward to that chapter of his life.


Andy was glad he had his boy with him during the pandemic because he said his child saved his life. The host said:

"The one bright, bright light of the pandemic for me has been Ben. I could honestly say that he saved my life."

He further shared that his son can now say new words every day, including "I love you," and he loves the time they can spend together.



Being a lover of family life, Andy did not want to wait any longer to become a dad. He said:

"It's not something in your mind — 'Oh, I want to do this alone.' But I like being alone. I didn't want to wait. To me, it would have to be a very special person to say, ‘Let's do this together.’"

Even though he would have loved to start his family with that special person in his life, he did not have that, and he was okay with being a single parent.


However, he revealed that he has a lot of support from some of the women in his life as they help him take care of his son, whom he said "makes it really easy" to be a single parent.

Andy said Ben is a cheerful kid who makes parenting fun as he gets to learn every day. Despite welcoming his son later in life, the host tries to be as laid back as possible.


Andy wants his son to know he is around and that he is always going to be around, even though having a lot of jobs makes it difficult for him to achieve that.

However, he tries to be in and out of his home all day. His son gets to see him throughout the day, which he finds excellent. Also, he does not leave for his show until past his son's bedtime.



On April 29, 2022, Andy welcomed his second child, Lucy Eve, via a surrogate. He thanked his surrogate and called her a rockstar while appreciating everyone who helped make his miracle happen.

The excited dad, who never knew he would ever become a father, also revealed that Ben could not wait to meet his sister on his Instagram.

At home, Andy shared an image of his son kissing his sister to welcome her home. As he showed off his daughter to the world, his friends were also excited for him. They congratulated the new dad in his comments.



Since becoming a dad, Andy revealed that the dating world has been different. He said it had changed a lot, and it had become harder.

The host believes that there is now a high bar, and it is challenging for him to find someone who fits the bill. His approach to dating changed, and he knows that it is okay to be single.


He admitted that he was a lot to handle when he was not a parent, and now meeting people is heavy on his mind. He knows that anyone dating him would also have to consider his children, which he feels is a lot.

Andy had dated Clifton Dassuncao, an Epidemiologist with a Master's and Ph.D. from Harvard University. The duo started dating in 2016 while Andy was on tour with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Dassuncao and Andy never confirmed their relationship to the public but vacationed together in St. Bart's. In his memoir "Superficial: More Adventures From the Andy Cohen Diaries," Andy mentioned Dassuncao.


In 2018, Andy confirmed they had ended their relationship when he admitted to being single. He also revealed that he was looking to date someone who was independent and already had something for themselves.

After his relationship with Dassuncao ended, he was reported to have dated John Hill, famous for his Broadway musical appearances.

Andy Cohen and John Hill on the set of his show "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" on November 2, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

Andy Cohen and John Hill on the set of his show "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" on November 2, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

Their relationship ended in 2020, but they remained good friends as Hill also produces "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen."

In addition, Andy's close relationship with Cooper has made fans wonder if they were a couple, but they have always responded that they were best friends.


Cooper and Andy met in the 1990s after being set up on a blind date by their mutual friend. Cooper knew that he would not date Andy after Andy asked him about his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, as this violated Cooper's cardinal rule.

The duo became best friends, and their relationship blossomed through the years. They currently hang out with their kids almost every weekend.

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

Nick Swisher's Wife and Daughters: Inside the Former MLB Star's Family Life with Joanna Garcia Swisher

August 02, 2023

Rhett Hartzog Was Andie MacDowell's High School Sweetheart: Inside Their Relationship

November 01, 2023

Will Smith Wrote a Heartfelt Letter to Jada Pinkett Smith after Reading about Their Split in Her Memoir

October 30, 2023

Andy Gibb’s Daughter Was Bullied for Drug Addict Dad Yet Wished to Be Close to Him after Mom Left Him

August 12, 2023

Hoda Kotb Waited 6 Years to Get an Engagement Ring from Her Fiancé — They Broke Up 2 Years Later

November 01, 2023

Ann Jillian Admires Her Grandkid with Husband of 46 Years – He Helped Her Fight Cancer & Raise ‘Miracle’ Son

July 25, 2023

Mike Singletary’s Children: Facts about His 5 Daughters & 2 Sons

September 08, 2023

Heidi Klum ‘Got Married Eight Times’ to Same Man Then Found Happiness with 16-Years-Younger Spouse

October 14, 2023

Husband Pretends to Be Infertile for 40 Years So His Wife Won't Know She Can't Have Kids — Story of the Day

August 03, 2023

Anderson Cooper Says He Misses His Late Brother Every Day While Raising His Little Look-Alike

July 24, 2023

Rufus Wainwright's Husband: The Singer Raises a Daughter with His Longtime Spouse Jörn Weisbrodt

July 30, 2023

Andie MacDowell's Daughter Mocked for 'Worst Wedding Dress Ever' - Inside Widely-Discussed Wedding

August 21, 2023

How Maurice Gibb Went from Healthy to Dead in Just 4 Days after Family Dinner

July 24, 2023

Bridget Moynahan Wed In 'Gorgeous' Mermaid-Shaped Gown on 'Fall Harvest Wedding' Years after Tom Brady Split

September 28, 2023