Anderson Cooper’s sons celebrate their first Christmas with rare photos.
Baby Sebastian steals hearts in a tiny sailor suit.
Anderson is co-parenting her ex and talks about bonding with her kids.
On Dec. 27, 2022, Anderson Cooper shared rare Instagram photos of his two sons celebrating their first day of Christmas together. Wyatt and Sebastian looked just like their dad and were pictured looking at presents under a Christmas tree.
Sebastian looked adorable in a blue sailor outfit, while his older brother wore an orange top and white and red striped pajama bottoms. In the second photo, the young boy wore the same clothes while his brother changed into a top to match his pants.
In the post’s caption, Anderson revealed how Wyatt, then two, “helped” his younger brother celebrate his first Christmas. The CNN anchor was lucky not to be raising the kids alone.
How does Anderson co-parent?
In 2020, Anderson welcomed her first son, Wyatt, via surrogate. Her second boy, Sebastian, was similarly received in February 2022, and the star co-parented the children with her ex-boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani, with him saying:
“We are co-parents. Wyatt calls me daddy and Benjamin is daddy.”
At the time, the reporter was speaking on CNN after the boy’s arrival. He also revealed that Sebastian was “healthy”, “happy” and sometimes had adorable hiccups, but slept, ate and pooped most of the time.
Anderson also noted how the little boy seemed to be thoughtful and wise. The TV personality once confessed it was unusual for him to raise his sons with Maisani, but knew the businessman would be an amazing father, adding:
“We’re exes, but we’re family to each other, and we love each other as family and as co-parents.”
Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani at the Windward School Benefit on March 10, 2018 in New York City | Source: Getty Images
The star admitted that he and his best friend argued like others when children were involved. The couple argued over what time the kids should attend swimming lessons or what wetsuit they should wear!
However, Anderson said they argued over minor and silly things because he and Maisani got along so well. The former couple went public with their relationship in 2015, three years before the journalist came out as gay.
Sadly, in 2018, the CNN anchor revealed that they had broken up but would still be in each other’s lives. Anderson said he believes that if an intimate relationship ends and you still love that person, there’s no reason your love can’t last.
The hilarious thing about the joke was that the star [Anderson Cooper] even used a toddler’s voice to play with Sebastian and Wyatt!
The Frenchman also noted how relaxed and happy Anderson has been since welcoming his first child before sharing how the little boy has ‘rooted’ the reporter. Over the years, her ex-boyfriend has shown how close he has grown to the two children.
How does Cooper bond with his sons?
In April 2022, Anderson was interviewed by Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”, where he was asked how he maintained a connection with his children. The star confessed it was moving slowly with her second son.
The reporter explained that he didn’t want Wyatt’s life to suddenly and “cataclysmically” change with the new addition of a crying baby. Maisani and Anderson ensured that the oldest boy was not with his little brother all the time.
Instead, the co-parents made sure to hang out with the kids often. The news anchor also shared how he started bonding with Wyatt by lightly and innocently poking fun at the newest member of the family!
To clarify, Maisani’s ex-boyfriend revealed that he and his eldest son didn’t make fun of Sebastian in a “bad way”. The jokes they made included Anderson mimicking Sebastian’s voice when the child was crying.
Wyatt had started doing the same to his little brother. The reporter said his eldest son would look at his father, and the gaze would return before Anderson teased, “Wah! I’m a baby. I’m crying; I’m crying.”
What’s hilarious about this joke is that the star even used a toddler’s voice to play with Sebastian and Wyatt! However, Anderson was aware that the joke could go too far and vowed to stop imitating Sebastian as soon as the child started learning English.
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