Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper would be the best Hollywood couple ever. "He broke my cardinal rule: he mentioned my mom within the first four sentences of meeting me." Cooper's mother is, for those unaware, the heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt.
"Andy and I were first set up on a blind date, which never happened because we had a phone call and after two minutes I said, 'I’m not dating this guy,'" Cooper told Cohen and Kelly Ripa, the other guest on the show.
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'This is distressing because it is simply not true.'I didn't want to send a message that there was anything I was ashamed about or unhappy about or not comfortable with.
That was the main thing for me,' he continued.'I am the same person I always was.
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During the host Kelly Ripa, Cohen brought up Cooper’s famous mother, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt.
This is also where Cohen went wrong the first time around.“He broke my cardinal rule,” Cooper recalled of his first phone call with Cohen, before they were to go out on the date that never happened.
"I knew I'd have to be careful right from the start before it had a chance to get out of hand."Cooper has also been conscious of keeping his personal life out of the spotlight.
He largely avoided talking about it publicly for years until a 2012 interview with Daily Beast columnist and gay rights activist Andrew Sullivan.