It’s official; Andy Cohen is a father!
On Monday, Feb. 4 at 6:35 p.m. PT, the Watch What Happens Live host, 50, welcomed his first child — a baby boy named Benjamin Allen. Baby Ben weighs nine lbs., 2 ounces, and measures 20 inches long.
To celebrate, Andy Cohen shared a black and white photo of himself holding his son to Instagram. Cohen named the baby after his maternal grandfather, Ben Allen.
“I’m in love,” Cohen wrote on Instagram. “And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow.”
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Cohen announced he was expecting his first child via surrogate on the Dec. 20 episode of WWHL. While surrounded by Real Housewives cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Ramona Singer, NeNe Leakes, Kyle Richards, and Teresa Giudice, Cohen broke the exciting news.
“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 I’m going to become a father,” he shared.
“Thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future,” he continued. “Family means everything to me and having one of my own is something that I have wanted in my heart for my entire life. And though it’s taken me longer than most to get there, I cannot wait for what I envision will be the most rewarding chapter yet.”