Anderson Cooper welcomes second child

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper announced Thursday on his show “Anderson Cooper 360” that his second child has been born. 

The newborn, Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper, weighed 6.8 pounds when he came into the world, NBC’s “Today” reported.

Cooper will co-parent the boy with his best friend and former partner, Benjamin Maisani, according to “Today.” The two are also raising another son, Wyatt Morgan Cooper, together.

Sebastian was delivered by a surrogate, who Cooper thanked on his show.

“The sacrifices she and her family — her entire family — made and the love that they gave Sebastian this past year has been extraordinary,” Cooper said. “We’ll never forget the kindness.”

The child comes almost two years after Wyatt was born via surrogacy in May 2020.

“We are co-parents. Wyatt calls me Daddy, and Benjamin is Papa,” Cooper said.

Maisani is in the process of formally adopting Wyatt, whose last name will be changed to Maisani-Cooper, according to Today. 

Cooper said Sebastian was healthy and happy and that he will be taking next week off to spend time with his family. 

“He is healthy and happy and even his occasional hiccups are to me adorable,” Cooper said. “He mostly just sleeps and eats, and he certainly poops, but he already seems like a wise and thoughtful little chap.”

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