Andy Cohen Opens Up About Reuniting With His Son After Recovering From COVID-19

by Christina Marfice
Andy Cohen Opens Up About His Son's Reaction To Seeing Him Again After Corona Quarantine
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Andy Cohen reunited with his son after isolating with coronavirus, and it wasn’t quite what he expected

Andy Cohen has been pretty open about the fact that he tested positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago. He initially announced his diagnosis on Instagram, where he explained that he was self-isolating to try to keep his family, friends, and co-workers safe. That meant spending heartbreaking time away from his baby boy, Benjamin.

He also updated his fans on Instagram when he recovered and was able to leave self-isolation and reunite with his adorable one-year-old son, Benjamin.

This week, during an appearance on the Tonight Show, Cohen opened up more about his experience with the virus, and shared more details about that precious reunion with Benjamin. More specifically, he revealed that the big moment didn’t quite go the way he imagined it would. Because toddlers.

“I don’t know where he thought that I was. I think babies around his age and dogs have a similar sense of time, which is that they don’t really have a sense of time,” Cohen said, before adding, “So when I did finally see him — and it was great — he was just delighted. His face lit up.”

But we all know Bravo Andy Cohen lives for drama, and apparently, his first post-COVID meeting with Benjamin didn’t quite live up to the hype.

“I kind of thought that it was going to be this super dramatic reunion,” Cohen said. “He was like, ‘Here’s a block! Play with me!’ I was like, ‘Alright, OK, good. We’re cool.'”

Hey, we get that. One Christmas, it took my entire family until 4 a.m. to set up a giant dollhouse for my toddler niece. Come morning time, she barely glanced at it before demanding waffles. Kids just be like that sometimes. They don’t always react the way we dream they might, and that’s ok.

We’re just glad to hear that Cohen is fully on the mend, and that Benjamin took the whole isolation thing in stride. Cohen also had some words of encouragement for anyone else who’s dealing with the coronavirus first hand: “I just want everybody to know, if you are diagnosed with this thing, take it one day at a time. The odds are in your favor. 80 per cent of the cases are cases that work their way through your system. It’s not always pleasant, but just take care, listen to your doctor, take it a day at a time, and try not to panic.”