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Is Andy Cohen Married and a Father? A Look inside the Bravo TV Host’s Family Life

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jun 01, 2022
10:20 A.M.
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Andy Cohen is one of the world’s most accomplished TV personalities. But when away from the spotlight, the renowned talk show host is quite a doting family man.

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Cohen gained prominence as the host of popular shows "Watch What Happens Live" and the "Real Housewives" franchise. His hosting credits also include the "Andy Cohen: Then and Now" and "Love Connection."

Besides hosting shows, Cohen, who turns 54 on June 2, 2022, is also a published author. In 2016, he published his book "Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries."

Andy Cohen attends the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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IS ANDY COHEN MARRIED?

Cohen may have a successful career, but his commitment to his family trumps everything else. He is not married, but he had a few relationships in the past. The openly-gay TV presenter dated actor John Hill, famous for Broadway musicals "Hairspray" and "The Boy from Oz."

Unfortunately, Cohen and the musical theater actor have parted ways in 2020. The former pair have remained good friends despite their break-up.

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Before dating Hill, the renowned talk show host revealed in 2016 that he dated hunk Clifton Dassuncao, a Ph.D. student from Havard University.

Although Dassuncao was 19 years younger than Cohen, it did not prevent the Bravo executive vice president from sharing sweet memories with the student.

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DOES ANDY COHEN HAVE ANY CHILDREN?

While putting his dating life aside, Cohen has set his eyes on raising his two children - a son, Benjamin Allen, two, and a one-month-old daughter, Lucy Eve.

The proud father welcomed Benjamin through a surrogate on February 4, 2019, while Lucy was born on April 29, 2022, through a similar procedure. Cohen expressed his desire to become a father, even if it meant he would raise his children alone.

The single father discussed how his dating life changed after Benjamin's birth, adding that the stakes had become "absolutely higher" then.

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Cohen noted that when looking for a suitable spouse, he considers numerous factors, one of which is taking responsibility as a stepfather. On looking for a partner, Cohen said:

"I like very independent people who have their own things going with their own lives, who are very strong in their belief systems. That's very attractive to me."

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HAVE ANDY COHEN AND ANDERSON COOPE DATED?

Recently fans of Cohen have been curious whether he considered dating his friend, CNN broadcaster Anderson Cooper after a mutual friend set both TV presenters up on a blind date in the late 1990s.

Like Cohen, Cooper is also a proud father of two children, sons Wyatt, two, and three-month-old Sebastian, whom the newscaster shares with his ex-partner Benjamin Maisani.

Cohen previously addressed fans' questions about why he never dated Cooper. On "The Howard Stern Show," he said he and the award-winning broadcaster had no plans going beyond their current friendship.

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According to Cohen, dating is not part of his friendship with Cooper. "We're not attracted to each other in that way," Cohen said of the 54-year-old news anchor.

On the other hand, Cohen and Cooper like collaborating whenever the opportunity arises. Both fathers also enjoy playing with their children together during their days off.

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