Friday, July 13, 2012
Anderson Cooper is Gay and Getting Married
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Via Daily Mail: Anderson Cooper is reportedly preparing to marry his long-term boyfriend - and the nuptials could take place as soon as Labor Day.
It comes just weeks after the CNN news anchor spoke publicly about his sexuality for the first time, saying: 'The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be more happy.'
Cooper, 45, is now planning to marry his boyfriend Ben Maisani, whom he has been dating since at least 2009, in New York City later this year, the National Enquirer reported. 'He'd been considering breaking the news [about being gay] since same-sex marriage became legal in the state of New York last summer,' a source told the Enquirer.
'It's been about a year now and he wants to get married to Ben. They're totally committed to one another.'
French-born Maisani, 39, lives with Cooper in his converted fire station townhouse and together they enjoy a low-key lifestyle - workouts at Chelsea's David Barton Gym and dinners with friends, including Kelly Ripa, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.
They showed off their affection for each other while dining in Morandi in New York's West Village on Sunday. They enjoyed dinner with Bravo host Andy Cohen, who is also openly gay.