Congratulations are in order for Andy Cohen!
“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 am going to become a father,” Cohen emotionally revealed. “Thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future. Family means everything to me and having one of my own that I have wanted in my heart my entire life. And though it’s taken most me longer than most to get there, I can’t wait for what I envision to be the most rewarding chapter yet.”
“So happy holidays and happy New Year to all of you. I’m going to see you on New Year’s Eve on CNN,” he concluded. “Here’s to 2019. Thanks, everybody.”
Cohen received a slew of praises from his guests, which include OG Housewives, Teresa Giudice, Kyle Richards, Nene Leakes, Vicki Gunvalson and Ramona Singer.
In April, Cohen opened up to ET’s Nischelle Turner about taking next steps in his life after turning 50.
“I think that the rest of what I need to do is all personal. You know, settling down with someone, you know, now that I’m where I wanna be professionally I think I can relax and kind of set up the rest of my life,” he shared. Cohen then acknowledged that circumstances may be different if he were a woman of the same age.
“I think one of the unfair things about being a man is that you don’t have… the clock is not ticking in the way that it is for women who wanna have kids, and it’s just not fair,” Cohen said. “If I decided that I wanted to start a family right now, I could do it and it’s so much harder for a woman who wants to have her own kids.”
Meanwhile, Cohen isn’t the only celebrity who will be welcoming a bundle of joy next year.
After four years of trying to conceive through IVF, Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi and her fiance, Slade Smiley, are expecting a baby. Mamie Gummer, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, The Originals star Claire Holt and Katherine Waterston will also become moms soon.
See who else is expecting in the video below.