‘Vanderpump Rules’: Andy Cohen Says Anderson Cooper Broke Big Baby News While He Was Filming the Reunion
Reunion news was perhaps still under wraps, but Cohen spilled during his Sirius XM show that he was filming the season 8 reunion on April 30 when Cooper was about to publicly announce the birth of his son Wyatt. “I taped the Vanderpump Rules reunion on Thursday,” he dished. “I don’t know, I might be breaking a little news there.”
Cohen has been filming series reunions virtually since the pandemic struck. Reunions he has filmed thus far include The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Summer House. He originally said he wasn’t a fan of hosting a virtual reunion, but has since moved forward with a reunion for some shows.
He found himself in the middle of a conflict
Cohen wrapped reunion filming but producers still needed some additional footage. However, he knew Cooper was about to announce baby news and he wanted to watch it on television. “Hilariously, Anderson had said he was announcing Wyatt’s birth at the end of his show,” Cohen shared.
“He said it was going to be around the end of the eight o’clock hour,” Cohen continued. “And we were shooting the reunion, and we were just winding it up. And I was texting the executive producer, Doug Ross.”
Cohen says he still needed to provide more footage. But, “I was like, ‘Doug, there’s something I have to watch on T.V.’ I texted him,” Cohen said. Meanwhile, there were people waiting for Cohen so he thought certainly Ross had to think he was being a little crazy. Obviously Cohen couldn’t disclose the news to others since Cooper was about to share it publicly.
Cohen says it was a ‘great reunion’
Cohen laughs about what Ross must have thought considering they were in the middle of the reunion. “Like something’s more important to watch on T.V. than doing this reunion,” he mused. Adding, “It was a great reunion! It was really good!”
The reunion was supposed to be shot on April 3 until the pandemic squashed those plans, People reports. “It was supposed to be April 3, so obviously not going to happen,” Stassi Schroeder shared on her Straight Up With Stassi podcast.
She added, “The reunion is the worst day of the year. I dread it. It’s a f**ing 14 hour day. It’s all day of just rehashing sh*t.”
Cooper’s son was born earlier that week
Later Cohen shared a photo of Cooper with his newborn son. “‘New life, new hope!’ Wyatt Cooper, you couldn’t have come at a better time! I know a friend who can’t wait to meet you! ♥️,” Cohen shared on Instagram.
Cooper shared several photos of his son and a post on Instagram. “I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was.”