Congratulations to Andy Cohen, who will become a first-time dad in 2019
2019 is already about to become a whole lot more fabulous. In an emotional speech delivered on his show, Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night, Andy Cohen revealed he’s expecting a baby via surrogate, and that the due date is only a few weeks away.
Cohen, who is 50 and rumored to be single currently, gathered a legion of Real Housewives including Nene Leakes and Teressa Giudice to surround him as he broke the news.
“Tonight I want to share a little personal news of my own,” he said. “To the viewers at home, I call you my friends at home because we are friends. You have supported me through almost 10 years of live… This has been an incredible joyous journey with you all. I am grateful to be able to live my dream every day and grateful to you for coming along for the ride.”
He continued, “And throughout it, I’ve always tried to be as transparent as possible about my life — I overshare and expect everyone to do the same. 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 I’m going to become a father.”
Cohen went on to reveal that this miracle is happening thanks to a surrogate who is carrying his baby.
“Thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future,” he said. “Family means everything to me and having one of my own is something that I have wanted in my heart for my entire life. 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.”
Um, yes, something tells us this will be an amazing future chapter for Cohen, who’s the hilarious and generous spirit who brought us the Real Housewives and basically every other Bravo series we secretly watch in our down time. The internet (including several Housewives, who reacted adorably on his show), at least, is fully here for this news.
@Andy sending you SO MUCH MAZEL. Woke up and couldn’t fall back asleep and saw the clip. You’re going to be a phenomenal father. Wishing you and your baby only the best – good health, and lots of love. 😍
— Alexandra Kirsch (@alexandrakirsch) December 21, 2018
I have never met Andy Cohen, but I’ve watched him for so many years and read his books and feel like I know him in a tiny way, and so @Andy, I couldn’t be happier for you. Mazel tov!
— Lindsay (@LinzS84) December 21, 2018
When you’re watching @BravoWWHL and start tearing up because you think @Andy is leaving the show but then happy tears start flowing when he announces he’s going to be a dad! CONGRATS, ANDY!! pic.twitter.com/84KZHFoIyC
— Sarah (@surrrra) December 21, 2018
I SWEAR I almost had a HEART ATTACK. I thought @Andy was leaving us, and instead he’s about to join this insane troupe of parents! I know he’ll probably never see this, but I feel I know him after the hours I’ve watched him, so congrats on the news of your child! @BravoWWHL
— IzzieBiggs (@IzzieEBiggs) December 21, 2018
Awe @Andy You’ve had a lot of practice being a dad to bunch of middle-aged woman /children You will be able to handle anything after that Mazel tov🙏🙏💋🙏
— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) December 21, 2018
I’m so Beyond Happy for you @Andy You are going to make THE BEST Daddy! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— lisa rinna (@lisarinna) December 21, 2018
Congratulations to @Andy on his awesome, exciting news about becoming a father! I cannot wait for the new chapter in all of our lives..🙏
— Mercedes Javid (@MercedesJavid) December 21, 2018
Our sincerest congratulations to Andy as he takes on his most exciting journey yet.