Andy Cohen Says This Was One Wonderful Thing Anderson Cooper Got from His Mother
Cooper released a statement on CNN the morning of his mother’s death. “Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman who loved life and lived it on her own terms,” he said. “She spent a lot of time alone in her head during her life, but when the end came she was not alone. She was surrounded by beauty and by family and by friends.” Vanderbilt passed away in her Manhattan home.
He also played a video tribute to his mother. As Cooper played the video he made an observation, one that close friend Andy Cohen has noticed too.
He shares this with his mother
Cooper’s signature giggle comes from his mother, he observed. During Cooper’s on-air tribute he discovered they shared this wonderful quality.
“I never knew that we had the same exact giggle,” he said while watching the video. “I recorded it, and it makes me giggle every time I watch it. What an extraordinary life. What an extraordinary mom.” He concluded by adding, “What an incredible woman.”
Cohen, who is extremely close to Cooper, also shared his insight and love too. “Gloria Vanderbilt was an amazing woman who lived a life filled with incredible peaks and impossible obstacles,” he wrote in his Instagram tribute. “Through it all she remained eternally optimistic with a wicked sense of humor. In fact, Anderson’s iconic and infectious giggle comes from his mom. Sending Anderson all my love, and may she Rest In Peace.”
Cohen lives to make his friend laugh
Like everyone, Cohen loves to hear Cooper’s musical laugh. When Cooper was on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen he was put in the hot seat when he had to play the game, “One, Two, AC! Round Three.”
Cynthia Bailey from The Real Housewives of Atlanta was in the Clubhouse to deliver the questions, which immediately got Cooper rolling. Cooper is asked if he and Cohen were Eskimo Brothers–cue giggle. “What?!” he asks shaking his head. Bailey also has no idea what it means as Cohen rolls his eyes and tells them to look up the definition in the dictionary. Because he couldn’t reveal what it means on national television.
Cooper is still laughing and says he doesn’t know if the assertion is even true. “It’s true. It’s true,” Cohen insists. “We just had this out a few weeks ago.” Meanwhile, Cooper is totally melting down (and so is the audience). Cooper and Cohen share a symbiotic, sweet friendship. They playfully exchange endless ribbing, but it is very apparent there is significant love between the two.
Cooper is also enjoying his new role as Uncle “Zaddy.” He posted the sweetest picture with baby Benjamin. “Went over to @bravoandy’s to work on our upcoming shows in #NYC at the @beacontheatreand ended up playing with baby Benjamin instead. He is the best baby and i couldnt stop smelling and kissing him. Im obsessed.”