Anderson Cooper's son Wyatt surprises dad and Kelly Ripa with cameo on CNN program: 'Most beautiful baby ever'
'There's Wyatt, he's the most beautiful baby ever,' Ripa said while looking at the seven-month-old baby
Anderson Cooper's little son, Wyatt Morgan, was the star of ‘CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute’ as he made a pleasantly surprising appearance on the screen during the airing of the program. His cameo on CNN left his anchor father as well as co-host Kelly Ripa beaming with joy, with Ripa calling the boy the "most beautiful baby ever." The pair was hosting the show when suddenly a clip of Wyatt appeared on the screen behind. The little one was wearing an onesie with "CNN Heroes" written over it as he writhed and babbled happily.
“There's Wyatt, he's the most beautiful baby ever. He's gorgeous and perfect and I love watching you be a dad, it's my favorite thing this year,” Ripa said while the proud dad who was smiling replied: “Yeah, it's amazing. He's so cute! He's very sweet."
In late April while on the air, Cooper said that he had Wyatt by surrogacy. He also shared photos of himself along with Wyatt on Instagram with a caption that read: “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,” the 53-year-old added.
Previously it was reported that PEOPLE named Wyatt the cutest baby alive. A year ago, Benjamin Allen, son of Andy Cohen, one of Cooper's best friends, was given the same title. People on social media expressed their happiness over the news as one person said, “Wyatt is such a cute cute baby, he has his daddy's eyes." The second user wrote: “I agree! He's absolutely adorable, and a Vanderbilt. Freaks me out thinking that one day, baby Wyatt will become fully aware that he is the Blood Grandson of #GloriaVanderbilt Wow! I am so excited to see him grow, and what he becomes."