The story came up when Cohen, apropos of nothing, reminded Ripa that Cooper's mom is the famous socialite and fashion icon, Gloria Vanderbilt."Andy and I were first set up on a blind date, which never happened because we had a phone call and after two minutes I said, 'I’m not dating this guy,'" the 49-year-old journalist recounted. he mentioned my mom within the first four sentences of meeting me." NEWS: Anderson Cooper Doesn't Like Being a Silver Fox: I Look Like a 'Game of Thrones' White Walker!We just wanted to wait until we found the right person.What we didn't anticipate was such an outpouring of interest." "Our list got very long, very quickly, so we've been trying to keep it as narrow as possible," she continued.I think Billy Bush understands the industry." "I’m sure he'll bounce back in one way or another," he added.
The 49-year-old CNN anchor’s planning a spring wedding to club owner Benjamin Maisani, 43 — and Gloria Vanderbilt is thrilled.
Here are some details from Benjamin Maisani’s wiki.
Even though Maisani became a little famous as Anderson Cooper’s partner, he is an achiever in his own right.
Maisani initially went to New York City to study film making.
He enrolled at Hunter College and after graduating, he started working at the Morgan Library on Madison Avenue.