Andy Cohen has announced the birth of his first child, a baby boy named Benjamin Allen Cohen. In December the Watch What Happens Live host announced on his show that he was expecting a baby via surrogate.
“Family means everything to me,” the 50-year-old Cohen said in December. “Having one of my own is something that I have wanted in my heart for my entire life.”
The little bundle of joy — named after Cohen’s grandfather — arrived on Monday. The infant can be seen enjoying some skin-to-skin contact — which helps newborns bond to their parents — with his besotted dad.
WOW! This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen. He is 9 lbs 2 ounces !! 20 inches !! Born at 6:35 pm, PT He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen. I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow. ♥️🌈
A post shared by Andy Cohen (@bravoandy) on Feb 4, 2019 at 8:03pm PST
“I’m in love,” the Bravo personality wrote. “And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow.”
Celebrities, from supermodels to the ladies of Housewives who he’s made famous, have rushed to offer their congratulations.
“Congratulations a million times,” wrote P!nk.
“You are going to be the most amazing daddy to your bundle of joy Benjamin,” added Naomi Campbell.
“Can’t wait to meet Benjamin,” Mariah Carey wrote. “He’s very lucky to have you as a dad.”
“Lemme know if you need help with that car seat,” quipped fellow Bravo star Jerry O’Connell. “It is super-confusing the first time.”
“Welcome to the world baby Benjamin!!!!” Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna added, while co-star Kyle Richards wrote that she “cannot stop crying” and Tamra Judge of Real Housewives of O.C. fame said she was “in tears.”
Sarah Paulson, Heidi Klum, Busy Philipps, Billy Eichner, Karlie Kloss, Gladys Knight and Mark Consuelos were also among the stars sending their well wishes. And Baby Ben already has some new kicks courtesy of John Mayer, Cohen’s close friend.
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