Who Was the First ‘Real Housewife’ to Meet Andy Cohen’s Baby?
Andy Cohen‘s newborn son, Benjamin has had his share of star studded meetings. Both Kelly Ripa and Jimmy Fallon held him. Plus Anderson Cooper has visited the child.
Benjamin was famously celebrated during an epic Real Housewives (dance party) baby shower too. The baby shower, held at The Palms Restaurant in Beverly Hills, was A Star is Born themed-event. The shower was attended by a number of Real Housewives and celebrities like Cohen’s close friend John Mayer and Jerry O’Connell.
By now Benjamin is well over a month old, so it was about time he meet one of his Real Housewife aunts. Cohen has hosted a number of Real Housewives on Watch What Happens Live, but none of the ladies have formally met Benjamin. Until yesterday. Which Real Housewife was the first to hold Benjamin?
She was one of his baby shower hosts
Several Real Housewife OGs formally hosted Cohen’s baby shower. This included Vicki Gunvalson, Ramona Singer, Nene Leakes, Kyle Richards and Teresa Guidice.
The lavish event was held in January, only weeks before Benjamin arrived. Of course, the ladies spared no expense when it came to making the shower extra special. Guests sat at a long table, draped in blue and white flowers. Plus long-stemmed candles and balloons hanging from the ceiling helped to capture the magic.
Guests dined on Chinese chicken and lobster cobb salad, salmon with mango salsa, filet mignon, chicken paillard, grilled asparagus, fried potatoes, spinach, and grilled polenta cakes People reports. Dessert included crème brûlée, chocolate chip cookies, and key lime pie.
And got to be the first to meet Benjamin
Although a number of ladies have visited the clubhouse since Benjamin’s birth, Kyle Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was the first “official” first Real Housewife to meet the baby.
Richards was in town to appear on Watch What Happens Live after another smoking hot episode of RHOBH. She appeared alongside Thom Filicia from Get a Room & Carson and Thom.
Before the show, Cohen and Richards shared a picture of their afternoon walk. The picture features Cohen walking both his dog Wacha and the baby in his stroller. “Took a nice afternoon stroll with 3 of the cutest guys in NYC today,” Richards wrote on Instagram. During the show, Cohen announced the Richards was indeed the first Real Housewife to meet Benjamin too.
Holding the baby was probably bittersweet
After watching the evening’s episode of RHOBH, meeting Cohen’s child may have been bittersweet for Richards. A good portion of the episode featured Richard’s daughter Sophia leaving for college. Both Richards and her family are emotional as they travel across the country to get Sophia set up at her new school.
Richards says in a confessional interview that she’d prefer to have all of her girls under one roof. Like most parents, while she was overjoyed that her daughter was embarking upon this exciting time in her life, she’s rattled and sad. She even commented off camera how it is hard to envision this was the child she carried for nine months.
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