TV personality Andy Cohen is a dad for the first time!
On Monday, Cohen welcomed a baby boy named Benjamin Allen via surrogate. His bundle of joy weighs 9 lbs. 2 oz., and is 20 inches long.
The 50-year-old shared a precious photo of himself holding his son, writing on Instagram, “I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow.”
Andy named his son after his grandfather.
Nearly two weeks ago, Cohen was surrounded by the “Real Housewives” cast and close pal John Mayer as he celebrated his baby shower in Beverly Hills. Andy also traveled to the East Coast for another baby shower, this one with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kelly Ripa.
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I had a heart-boner for days after this crew threw me an equally epic affair on the East Coast. I feel loved & it’s all going to the 👶. Thank you @brucebozzi @kellyripa @sarahjessicaparker @jackie__greenberg. (Worth noting that Anderson made the ribbon hat and did a beautiful job!)
On Tuesday morning, Kelly got emotional while dishing the baby news on "Live with Kelly and Ryan." Watch!
In December, Cohen announced he was expecting his first child via surrogate. At the time, he shared on his show, “Tonight, I want you to be the first to know that after many years of careful deliberation, a 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.”
After hearing about his baby's arrival, Bethenny Frankel and many other members of the "Real Housewives" cast congratulated Andy on social media. See the reactions below!
How beautiful is this ? I’m so happy for you @Andy 😭❤️ Repost @Andy— Kyle Richards (@KyleRichards) February 5, 2019
WOW! This is my son,
Benjamin Allen Cohen. He is
9 lbs 2 ounces !!
20 inches !! Born at 6:35 pm, PT
He is named after… https://t.co/qioabadsCr
Beaming father you are!!!!! All the feels!!! Mazel 💙🎊💙🎊 https://t.co/e4fO8sN0WC— Candiace Dillard Bassett (@candeegal) February 5, 2019