Andy Cohen says son Benjamin makes single parenthood ‘really easy’ and ‘fun’: ‘I learn things everyday’
Andy Cohen is one proud papa.
The Bravo star gushed about his two-year-old son Benjamin and how he makes single parenthood ‘really easy’ during an interview with KMOX.
‘It’s great. So far so good. I have a lot of women in my life helping me out,’ Cohen, 53, said of raising Benjamin as a single dad.
‘He’s a cheerful great kid’: Andy Cohen said his son Benjamin made single parenthood ‘really easy and ‘fun’
‘He (Benjamin) makes it really easy. He’s a cheerful great kid. He makes it fun. I learn things everyday.’
Despite being an in-demand Bravo executive with his own show, Andy is able to spend plenty of time with his toddler during the day.
‘I don’t leave for my show until past his bedtime so it really works out,’ he said.
Cohen first announced he was set to be a father during a December 2018 episode of his Bravo talk show Watch What Happens Live.
‘It really works out’: Despite being an in-demand Bravo executive with his own show, Andy is able to spend plenty of time with his toddler during the day
‘I want you to be the first to know that after many years of careful deliberation, fair amount of prayers and the benefit of science, if all goes according to plan, in about six weeks time, I’m going to become a father thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future,’ he said on the show.
‘Family means everything to me and having one of my own is something I’ve wanted in my heart for my entire life and though it has taken me longer than most to get there, I cannot wait for what I envision will be the most rewarding chapter yet.’
In February of the following year, he announced that his child had arrived and that he had given his kid the name Benjamin Allen as a tribute to his maternal grandfather.
Shortly after Benjamin’s birth, Cohen spoke to People and noted that several of the figures that he works with had helped him adjust to parenthood.
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Proud papa: Cohen first announced he was set to be a father during a December 2018 episode of his Bravo talk show Watch What Happens Live; pictured November 2021
The producer stated: ‘The Housewives have given me a lot of advice. All their mom instincts came out.’
He also pointed out that, although the personalities from the Real Housewives series are known for their boisterous personalities, they were much more toned-down and informative when assisting him in his early days of being a father.
‘As loud and funny and aggressive and wild and dramatic and everything you want to say about the Housewives, as much of all that as they are, they’re all moms, pretty much. And they’re all good moms,’ he said.
Cohen also remarked that several other entertainment industry figures had offered to help him adjust to his change of lifestyle.
‘Sarah Jessica [Parker] sat with me for three hours on a Saturday and helped me do my registry. And she lent me clothes and burp cloths…She left me a big plastic container full of things that she knew I would need,’ he recalled.
In terms of his career, Andy has released his latest book, Glitter Every Day: 365 Quotes From Women I Love.
Page turner! In terms of his career, Andy has released his latest book, Glitter Every Day: 365 Quotes From Women I Love