It was love at first sight. I saw him reporting from Africa on ABC in the mid-1990s, & my heart went up to my throat. He sends me subliminal messages while broadcasting nightly on CNN.
Anderson Cooper, who has made disaster coverage his trademark, has owned the coverage of the BP oil spill, just as he did with Katrina, the earthquake in Hatia, & the tornado in Joplin, MO. When President Obama was touring the damage from the BP Oil spill, he told a Parish leader: “if anything goes wrong, call the White House before you call Anderson Cooper.”
Anderson Hays Cooper is the son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper & artist, designer, writer, & heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. He is a great-great-great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt of the Vanderbilt shipping fortune.
Cooper was photographed by Diane Arbus for Harper's Bazaar when he was 3 years old. He was a guest, along with his mother, on The Tonight Show in 1970. From age 10 to 13, Cooper modeled with Ford Models for Ralph Lauren & Calvin Klein.
Cooper's father died after a series of heart attacks in 1978, at the age of 50. Anderson Cooper: "I think I’m a lot like my father in several ways, we look a lot alike & we have a similar sense of humor & a love of storytelling. My father’s book- Families is a sort of a guide on...how he would have wanted me to live my life & the choices he would have wanted me to make, & so I feel very connected to him."
While in his mother's presence, Cooper's older brother- Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, committed suicide in 1988, by jumping from the 14th-floor terrace of Vanderbilt's New York City penthouse apartment. Anderson Cooper: "Loss is a theme that I think a lot about, & it’s something in my work that I dwell on. I think when you experience any kind of loss, especially the kind I did, you have questions about survival: Why do some people thrive in situations that others can’t tolerate? Would I be able to survive & get on in the world on my own?"
That terrible French man.
Anderson Cooper lives in a converted firehouse in Greenwich Village. He dates hottie- Benjamin Maisani , the co-owner of the gay bar- Eastern Bloc in the East Village. It seems that the 38 year old Parisian loves to work out. Fuck you, Maisani… Cooper needs a Daddy, & I know just the man to take care of all his birthday needs. Anderson Cooper turns a very foxy 45 yeas old today.