Andy Cohen is now a father!
The Watch What Happens Live host welcomed his first child Monday through a surrogate. He shared the news on Instagram with a photo of the wee one. “WOW! This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen. He is 9 lbs 2 ounces!! 20 inches !! Born at 6:35 pm, PT,” he wrote. “He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen. I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow.”
Cohen, 50, announced he was expecting a child following the Dec. 20 episode of his Bravo show, which featured some of his original Real Housewives, including Teresa Giudice, NeNe Leakes, Vicki Gunvalson, Kyle Richards and Ramona Singer.
“I’ve always tried to be as transparent as possible about my life — I overshare and expect everyone around me to do the same,” he said at the time, directly addressing his audience.
“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.”
Best wishes to Andy Cohen in his fatherhood journey.