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Anderson Cooper Planning Labor Day Wedding, Says Tabloid


Now that he's done and come out, the tabloids are claiming CNN host Anderson Cooper is preparing to propose to his boyfriend.

From The Daily Mail:

Anderson Cooper is reportedly preparing to marry his long-term boyfriend -- and the nuptials could take place as soon as Labor Day.


Cooper, 45, is now planning to marry his boyfriend Ben Maisani, whom he has been dating since at least 2009, in New York City later this year, the National Enquirer reported.

'He'd been considering breaking the news [about being gay] since same-sex marriage became legal in the state of New York last summer,' a source told the Enquirer.

There are few other details about this rumor, other than that most of us probably won't be invited.

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  1. Congratulations Anderson.

    Posted by: RobWest | Jul 11, 2012 6:45:09 PM

  2. First of all, my prayers (If I wasn't athiest) are with Michael K from Dlisted tonight. Secondly, let's give him a break. He is frequently in war zones in middle eastern and african countries where homosexuality is punishable by death. He has never bearded, or said he is straight, he has just never publicly announced his preference. As an active reporter getting stories no one else could get in these countries, can we please give him a pass? I understand how much his support would have meant to the gay marriage debate, but that is dwarfed by the reporting he has done in the Sudan, Egypt and so many other countries where he could have been killed for loving another man. Congrats for coming out in such a dignified way.

    Posted by: Rose12 | Jul 11, 2012 7:32:50 PM

  3. If Anderson Cooper marries that muscle whacked dude before he meets me I'll just die. Talk about a mistake!

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 11, 2012 8:37:11 PM

  4. If the rumor's true what's his name can kiss his eyes goodbye 'cause I'm going to scratch 'em out!

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 11, 2012 8:41:51 PM

  5. @TRUEWORDS... Really? Dredging up an October 2010 gossip rag non-story on David Burtka and posting it to an Anderson Cooper comment thread? If you had done your homework properly, you would have found out that David Burtka's ex-bf was already in the process of conceiving those twins via surrogacy when they met and became a couple. They were never David's kids, much like Ricky Martin's kids are his kids alone and not his boyfriend's. David helped his bf at the time raise those kids but that was the extent of the relationship. According to interviews with NPH and DB, they're like uncles to those twins now.

    Posted by: RJ | Jul 11, 2012 9:07:50 PM

  6. I will never understand the hoopla about this old man.

    Posted by: Who cares? | Jul 11, 2012 10:27:13 PM

  7. He’s only been dating this guy for 3 years and he wants to get married? This will last 5 minutes. I can’t wait until all the gay guys and gals who are getting married start realizing that they are subject to the same divorce rates as their straight counterparts. Why screw up a good relationship with marriage, an institution that no longer works? I would marry my partner if we got tax breaks for being married, domestic rights in our wills, and a myriad of other rights that have yet to surface. The gays are too busy getting married and having children and joining the status quo. Is this what we have been fighting for since Stonewall?

    Posted by: Buzz Bellmont | Jul 11, 2012 11:14:18 PM

  8. Much happiness, guys.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 12, 2012 12:24:16 AM

  9. Um, he was never in the closet. People who were directly involved with him in business or other social circles knew. He never hid who he was or the person he was seeing. Why do people still insist on saying that he just "came out"?

    Actually, what I don't understand is why, an LGBT-oriented blog like Towleroad, of all media, continues to perpetuate that misconception. Andy, you should know better than that.

    It seems that a lot of people mistake "visibility" for "loss of anonymity and privacy". Regardless of orientation, people should be allowed to live their lives without having to put them up for complete strangers to dissect. Anderson certainly works in the media, but he is no Kim Kardashian, who makes a living by entertaining audiences with the happenings in her shallow life.

    Either way, I'm pretty sure that some people (LBGTs and heteros alike) aren't still satisfied with what he said, and want the whole People mag cover story, or to see him wearing short shorts, a feather boa and a huge rainbow flag on the next Pride parade, because that's what "visibility" means to them. And they will ask for his head and call him a self-hater if he doesn't do that or if he fails to pronounce himself on every major single LBGT topic discussed in the media from now on. *sighs*

    Posted by: stranded | Jul 12, 2012 12:49:31 AM

  10. Well looking at the two of them in this shot you can tell who is the top and who is the bottom! LOL. Both are lucky lucky lucky!

    Posted by: Darrell | Jul 12, 2012 1:58:28 AM

  11. If it's in the Daily Mail, it *must* be true.

    Posted by: Mark | Jul 12, 2012 2:20:28 AM

  12. This is BS from NE they did this w NPH, Jim Parsons, ETC

    Posted by: Kim | Jul 12, 2012 8:43:10 AM

  13. judging by the photo I'd wager Anderson's the top.

    Posted by: bALAN | Jul 12, 2012 6:24:51 PM

  14. I am surprised at all the congratulations on Mr. Cooper's "coming out." Virtually everyone knew he is gay. So the announcement comes about sadly belatedly, suggesting that he felt he has been in the closet. If so, he must have been comfortable there, and that amounts to self-deception. Nothing brave about this latent "coming out."

    --John Rechy

    Posted by: John Rechy | Jul 12, 2012 6:47:31 PM

  15. I don't think it's true. I think it's a big publicity stunt to gain more viewers. If Anderson wanted to marry this guy he would have done it a couple of years ago before all of the ratings drama.

    Posted by: twinkster | Jul 13, 2012 2:49:55 AM

  16. It is a personal choice for each of us to come out when we are ready. It is completely ridiculous that any of us have to make an announcement of our sexuality.

    Posted by: Don Admire | Jul 13, 2012 1:58:58 PM

  17. I love that they're both wearing Fred Perry shirts in the photo above. I do wonder though: What do they talk about?

    Posted by: Ioann | Jul 13, 2012 8:05:56 PM

  18. Their lucky children might rather feel like they won Lotto, if they become heirs to the Vanderbilt fortune with no blood line connection. I can't see Anderson having children -- he's the children. Keeping him happy will be a 24/7 job for that boyfriend.
    Flexing can only stop so many temper tantrums. Steroids might keep the peace. You can tell Andy's a muscle queen.

    Posted by: Wesley | Jul 14, 2012 12:02:11 AM

  19. Good for Anderson! If the guy in the pic is his soon to to be, even better!

    Posted by: Whatever | Jul 15, 2012 7:13:46 AM

  20. Labor Day, huh? Good thinking's the last chance to wear white!

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 27, 2012 6:06:17 PM

  21. Anderson is NOT gay whatsoever, he has had a love affair with the Pres. of Straight Pride for the past 17-19 years. Queen Wilhelmina Stromholtz aka Queen Senath CarMel Anderson. She has always been his girlfriend.

    Posted by: Queen Senath CarMel Anderson | Jan 7, 2013 4:06:22 PM

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