Anderson Cooper, jedan od zaštitnih lica CNN-a, postao je otac, a vijest je objavio na Instagramu.
“U ponedjeljak sam postao otac. Ovo je Wyatt Cooper. Ima tri dana. Nazvan je po mom ocu koji je preminuo kad sam ja imao deset godina. Nadam se da ja mogu biti tako dobar otac kao što je on bio. Srednje ime mog sina je Morgan. To je obiteljsko ime moje majke. Znam da se mojim roditeljima sviđalo ime Morgan jer sam nedavno pronašao popis star 52 godine koji je nastao kad su oni smišljali ime za mene. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. Moj sin. Pri rođenju je imao 3,2 kilograma. Sladak je, mekan i zdrav, a ja sam presretan”, napisao je voditelj.
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I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son's middle name is Morgan. It's a family name on my mom's side. I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing – what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues.
Wyatta je rodila surogat majka, a Cooper je rekao da nikada nije mislio da će, kao gay, imati dijete. “Blagoslov je to što ona i ostale surogat majke rade za obitelji koje ne mogu imati djecu”, poručio je.
“Volio bih da moji mama i tata i moj brat Carter mogu upoznati Wyatta, ali volim vjerovati da ga mogu vidjeti. Zamišljam ih sve zajedno, kako se grle i smiju, sretni što znaju da je njihova ljubav živa i u meni i u Wyattu i da se naša obitelj nastavlja”, zaključio je.
Cooperova majka Gloria Vanderbilt preminula je u lipnju prošle godine, dok mu je brat Carter 1988. počinio samoubojstvo.