How old were you? As he recognised his sexuality, the vision he had had for what his life would be like also changed, as same-sex marriage was not legal at the time. Cooper, who shares son Wyatt Morgan with his former partner Benjamin Maisani, came out publicly in In an emotional Instagram post welcoming his son last April, the reporter expressed his joy at becoming a father.
Anderson Cooper Recalls Moment He Realized He Was Gay -- And 'Truly' Accepted It
Anderson Cooper on realizing and accepting that he was gay
Anderson Cooper is opening up about when he realized he was gay — and when he "really, truly accepted it. Something was different," he said, responding to someone who asked him how he learned to accept being gay and how old he was when he did. The news anchor said that while he had told people in high school, it wasn't until after college that he "came around to really loving the fact that I was gay. Cooper said he was interested in joining the military, but couldn't, and felt limited in places he could travel for "safety reasons. All those things which weren't possible at the time. And I think that can be very valuable, and can impact how you treat other people, and how you see things. So yeah, it's enabled me to love the people that I've loved and have the life that I've had, so I'm very blessed.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper realised he was gay at 7 years old
Never miss important updates! Many people who have been following world-acclaimed journalist Anderson Cooper think his story with homosexuality started just the other day. The news anchor may have come out not many years ago but that was not the first time he became aware of his feelings and sexual preference.
Anderson Cooper was 45 years old when he came out publicly in , but this week, a CNN viewer wanted to know what age the newsman was when he first realized he was gay and accepted it for himself. In his answer, Cooper explained that those were two very different things that happened at very different ages. It was probably, yeah, 6 or 7. As he grew older, he understood more about what it meant and even opened up to friends in high school about his sexual orientation. And I think that can be very valuable and can impact how you treat other people and how you see things.