Anderson Cooper And His Ex Dated For 9 Years And Were Planning To Get Married, But It Didn't Work Out

Date March 8, 2019 19:30

Anderson Cooper is the most widely recognized CNN host, but when it comes to his private life, he guards it carefully.Why is he still not married? And is he even dating anyone?


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A love story that wasn’t meant to last

In 2012, after years of speculations, Anderson came out as gay. He finally revealed the identity of his long-term boyfriend in 2015. He’d been dating Benjamin Maisani, a club owner, since 2009, and the two even shared a home in Greenwich Village.


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In 2016, rumors were flying about the couple’s imminent wedding. Anderson’s mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, nudged her son to take the important step, Radar Online reported at the time.


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Alas, it never happened. Anderson confirmed in March 2018 that he and Benjamin had split. He said in a statement to Us Weekly:

Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much. We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.


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Why did they split? Anderson never gave an explanation, but fans have speculated that both he and Ben simply grew apart and found other people.


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Who is Anderson’s new love?

No, it’s not Andy Cohen. According to reports, the CNN host is currently dating Victor Lopez, a Dallas radiologist.

The pair were spotted hanging out in Dallas a few times in 2018, and Victor even posted some of their pictures on Instagram. Unfortunately, because of the influx of comments from Anderson’s curious fans, Victor made his account private.


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Not much is known about the nature of their relationship, as both men have remained silent so far. Anyway, we are going to find out when time comes!

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