Andy Cohen surprised viewers of ‘WWHL’ on Dec. 20 with a big announcement: he’s welcoming a baby, via surrogate! Find out how soon and even more details.
UPDATE: Andy announced during CNN’s New Years Eve special that he’s having a boy! He hosted the annual event alongside best friend Anderson Cooper, and couldn’t help but gush about his amazing news! “It’s a boy and I can’t wait to meet this boy,” Andy said. After joking about Anderson‘s silver foxiness, Andy said, “I think he’s going to have a nice Semitic head of hair. I really do. I’m so excited and I think about nothing else. I did it with a surrogate. I never thought it would be possible as a gay man to grow up and have a family,” Andy said. “And here we are in 2018/2019 and anything is possible.” Mazel!
Usually, it’s the ladies of the Real Housewives franchise that spill shocking tea on Watch What Happens Live. But during the Dec. 20 episode of the show, it was host Andy Cohen, 50, that stunned us all: he’s going to become a dad! “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,” Andy announced. We are BEYOND thrilled!
“Thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future,” Andy continued, after everyone had a minute to catch their breath. “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.” Some OGs heard the news in person, as Ramona Singer, NeNe Leakes, Kyle Richards, Teresa Giudice and Vicki Gunvalson were the guests of the night!
Andy, who was uncharacteristically emotional when he faced the camera to deliver the news, gave viewers quite a scare as they weren’t sure what he was about to spill! “Omg I’m crying. At first, I thought you were quitting the show and I nearly died! But a 👶 how wonderful and I love the way you revealed it,” Instagram user @yanettecatania commented on a picture of Andy’s, taken on Thursday’s set at WWHL. The sentiment was the same on Twitter, where user @hwivesfanatic wrote, “My blood pressure skyrocketed thinking @Andy was quitting or ending housewives. So happy for him though lol.”
The news shook many fans, as Andy has not dropped one hint about becoming a dad. He did tease that “being a father” was the one thing he hadn’t accomplished yet during an interview on the Allegedly podcast in 2016. Hosts Theo Von and Matthew Cole Weiss later asked if he wanted a boy or girl, and Andy replied, “I would just want someone healthy.”