Anderson Cooper welcomes a second son named Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper

Anderson Cooper on Thursday revealed he has welcomed a second son named Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper.

The CNN personality, 54, announced the big news on his show on Thursday evening.

‘I wanted to start off with some good news which also happens to be very personal news,’ Cooper, who is father to son Wyatt Morgan, 21, months, with his ex Benjamin Maisani, said on his CNN broadcast Thursday.

The latest: Anderson Cooper, 54, on Thursday revealed he has welcomed a second son named Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper. He was snapped in NYC in December

‘In April of 2020, in the early dark days of the pandemic, you may recall I announced the birth of my son Wyatt,’ Cooper said.

He showed off Wyatt’s baby pics on the screen and said, ‘These are the pictures I showed of my son taken just days after he was born. This is Wyatt today he’s nearly 22 months old and sweet and funny and the greatest joy in my life.’

Cooper continued: ‘If he looks particularly happy in this picture, it’s because he now has a baby brother.

‘His name is Sebastian and I would like you to meet him – this is Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper – he was 6.8 pounds at birth, and he is healthy and happy, even his occasional hiccups are, to me, adorable.’

Cooper shared an image of his newborn son on CNN Thursday evening

Cooper shared an image of his newborn son on CNN Thursday evening

The TV personality shared a shot with his one-year-old son Wyatt on Instagram

The TV personality shared a shot with his one-year-old son Wyatt on Instagram

Cooper's friend and confidante Kelly Ripa shared Cooper's announcement on her Instagram Stories

Cooper’s friend and confidante Kelly Ripa shared Cooper’s announcement on her Instagram Stories

The newsman looked overjoyed as he shared the news on his broadcast

The newsman looked overjoyed as he shared the news on his broadcast

In the segment, Cooper said that his newborn ‘mostly just sleeps and eats and certainly poops, but he already seems like a wise and thoughtful little chap.’

Cooper said that his ‘best friend and former partner’ Benjamin Maisani is ‘in the process of adopting Wyatt, who’s last name will be changed to Maisani-Cooper as well.’

He added, ‘Wyatt calls me “daddy” and Benjamin “papa.” We’re a family.’

Cooper expressed his gratitude for the doctors and surrogate in welcoming Sebastian, and said he’d be taking some off-time to focus on his sons.

Cooper said he'd be taking some off-time to focus on his sons

Cooper said he’d be taking some off-time to focus on his sons

A number of Cooper's colleagues at CNN took to Twitter to congratulate him on the announcement

A number of Cooper’s colleagues at CNN took to Twitter to congratulate him on the announcement

Cooper told his viewers, ‘I wish you all love and laughter, good thoughts, and happy days.’

He told CNN colleague John Berman of Sebastian: ‘He’s doing great and he’s just so adorable, he’s got a lot more hair than Wyatt had when he was born, and he’s just incredible – Wyatt is thrilled.’

Cooper added that he was ‘definitely calmer than [he] was the first time’ he became a father.

Cooper’s friend and confidante Kelly Ripa shared Cooper’s announcement on her Instagram Stories, while a number of Cooper’s colleagues at CNN took to Twitter to congratulate him on the announcement.

‘Congratulations @andersoncooper!’ said Don Lemon. ‘Sebastian is lucky to have you as a dad!’

Cooper and his former partner Benjamin Maisani were snapped at an event in March 2018

Cooper and his former partner Benjamin Maisani were snapped at an event in March 2018

The former couple was snapped at a NYC event in November of 2015

The former couple was snapped at a NYC event in November of 2015

Maisani was seen last month in an Instagram Stories post as friend Andy Cohen wished him a happy birthday

Maisani was seen last month in an Instagram Stories post as friend Andy Cohen wished him a happy birthday

Kaitlan Collins wrote: ‘Some very joyful news tonight: @andersoncooper announces he is a father again. Welcome to baby Sebastian Luke!’

Cooper in April of 2020 announced the birth of his son Wyatt in a segment on CNN.

‘As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son’s birth,’ Cooper said at the time ‘He is sweet, and soft and healthy and I am beyond happy.’

In the segment, Cooper juxtaposed the then-emerging pandemic with the warm feelings he felt becoming a parent.

‘It has been a difficult time in all of our lives, and there are certainly many hard days ahead,’ Cooper said. ‘It is, I think, especially important in times of trouble to hold on to moments of joy and happiness. Even as we mourn the loss of loved ones, we are also blessed with new life – new love.’

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