- Andy Cohen welcomed a baby boy, Benjamin Allen Cohen, via surrogate in early February.
- The family of two are featured on the newest cover of People, through which Cohen gave the first clear look at his newborn son.
- While the „What What Happens Live“ host had previously shared photos on Instagram, all had obscured Benjamin’s face.
- „It’s not that easy for a single guy to do this on his own,“ Cohen said on „TODAY.“ „I really wanted him and the fact that he’s here and he’s so perfect and he’s in wonderful health — I have great gratitude for my surrogate and all the people who helped me get to this place. I’m just thrilled. It’s truly a dream.“
After welcoming his first child via surrogate in early February, Andy Cohen and Benjamin Allen Cohen are now featured on the newest cover of People.
While Cohen has shared some photos of his newborn son on Instagram, including to announce his son’s birth earlier this month, all had obscured Benjamin’s face. The photos in People contain the first clear look at the newest addition to Cohen’s family.
„This is my son!!“ Cohen wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the magazine cover. „I grew up reading People cover to cover, at a time when being gay meant there was no way to have a family. Now I’m honored to be featured on the magazine’s cover.“
Cohen called into NBC’s „Today“ on Wednesday morning to discuss his new experiences with parenthood and the first time he met Benjamin.
„I was in the delivery room, they cleaned him up a little bit, I took my shirt off, and they put him right there — and he was so alert. He wasn’t crying, his eyes were open, and we just stared at each other for about two hours,“ Cohen said, „just looking at each other and he was touching my face. It was just incredible.“
Cohen also joked with the „Today“ hosts about the shock of dark hair on his newborn’s head.
„You know, I was hoping he was gonna have a little hair on his head and the kid’s already over-delivering,“ Cohen joked.
The „Watch What Happens Live“ host, who announced he was expecting a baby via surrogate back in December, reflected on the decision and journey to have Benjamin without a partner.
„It’s not that easy for a single guy to do this on his own. It takes a village, as they say,“ Cohen said. „So I really wanted him and the fact that he’s here and he’s so perfect and he’s in wonderful health — I have great gratitude for my surrogate and all the people who helped me get to this place. I’m just thrilled. It’s truly a dream.“
Source: Business insider