Anderson Cooper's 6-month-old son Wyatt Morgan named Cutest Baby Alive for 2020: 'He has his daddy's eyes'
Wyatt is taking over the title of 'Cutest Baby Alive' from his playdate, Benjamin Allen, son of Andy Cohen, one of Cooper's best friends
Anderson Cooper's son, Wyatt Morgan, has been named the cutest baby alive. Wyatt is taking over the title of "Cutest Baby Alive" from his playdate, Benjamin Allen, son of Andy Cohen, one of Cooper's best friends, PEOPLE reports. Benjamin had been crowned the cutest baby by PEOPLE last year.
The CNN anchor welcomed his first child, Wyatt, on April 27, and has been loving every minute of his fatherhood. While speaking to PEOPLE in June about entering the new role, he said: "It feels like my life has actually begun. I sort of wonder, what was I waiting for? This is a new level of love." 'It's unlike anything I've experienced, and yet it's also very familiar and incredibly special and intimate. It's really extraordinary," he added. Cooper co-parents his son with former partner, Benjamin Maisani, 47, and had said, "Even though it's maybe unconventional because he's my ex, he is my family."
Many social media users reacted in delight to the news and took to commenting on the same. One such user wrote, "Wyatt is such a cute cute baby, he has his daddy's eyes." Another shared, "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." Yet another shared, "Anderson he is absolutely precious you're doing a wonderful job!"
Wyatt is such a cute cute baby, he has his daddy's eyes— Molly Bear's Mom (@Jess49547324) November 19, 2020
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 💌— ☺️ I can finally Retweet from @Livingproof2107 (@BrenLaree) November 19, 2020
Anderson he is absolutely precious you're doing a wonderful job!— Sherry Matalone (@MataloneSherry) November 19, 2020
Back in September, Cooper had told his Instagram followers that Wyatt is "such a happy baby even though he has started teething" as he shared an adorable selfie smiling next to the toddler. In June, he also told PEOPLE's first ever Pride issue: "When I was 12 years old and knew I was gay and thought about my life, it always upset me because I thought, 'I will never be able to have a kid'." "This is a dream come true," he added. At the time he also shared how becoming a father has given Cooper a new perspective as he continues to work in journalism and explained that he feels "invested in the future in a way I hadn't really before".
He shared, "There's something about having a child that makes you feel connected to what is happening and you want to make sure that the world this child is growing up in is a better one. You suddenly worry much more about the future of all of us." Though Cooper had admitted that he had become "more tired than I've ever been" when he became a father and assured that he "wouldn’t change it for the world". He shared how seeing his baby boy sometimes moves him to tears. He shared, "I cry at things I never cried at before." "And Benjamin, I’ve never seen him cry, but I couldn’t believe how weepy he gets with Wyatt. I find myself being overwhelmed with emotion, and it’s a lovely thing," he added.
We had earlier reported that Cooper had announced the good news on April 30 on-air. His voice choked mid-sentence as he expressed his happiness over the arrival of his son while he gushed, "He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy." Speaking of Wyatt on the show, he told Stephen Colbert, that he never thought he would be able to pull it off. "This is astonishing. I always dreamed of it but never thought I would be able to do it and it's just been incredible," he added.