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Andy Cohen revealed his baby boy met Kelly Ripa and Jimmy Fallon

By Robyn Merrett
February 28, 2019 10:43 PM
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Andy Cohen is introducing baby Benjamin Allen to all of his famous friends!

On Thursday, Cohen, 50, shared a slideshow of his bundle of joy cuddling up to celebrities Kelly Ripa and Jimmy Fallon.

“Big day for my boy!” Cohen captioned the sweet post.

In the first shot, Ripa, 48, can be seen smiling as she cradles little Benjamin, who is wrapped in a navy blue swaddle.

In preparation for any spit ups, Ripa, who has three kids Michael, 21, Lola, 17, and Joaquin, 16, with husband Mark Consuelos, was photographed with a burp cloth placed over her shoulder.

Ripa shared the same photo of herself meeting Benjamin writing, “Deeply in love ❤️❤️❤️❤️ thank you @bravoandy for bringing such joy to the world.”

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Kelly Ripa with baby Benjamin
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Jimmy Fallon
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In the next shot in Cohen’s slideshow, Fallon, 44, snuggled up to the tiny infant and gazed down at him lovingly. The adorable duo matched as Benjamin was seen again in a blue swaddle and Fallon wore a navy blue sweater.

Fallon has two children — daughters Winnie Rose, 5, and Frances Cole, 4, with wife Nancy Juvonen.

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In addition to meeting the television personalities, Benjamin got to spend time with Cohen’s college roommate Dave Ansel.

Ansel flashed a wide smile as the baby boy rested peacefully in his arms.

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David Ansel

On Wednesday, Benjamin got to hangout with Cohen’s other bestie — Anderson Cooper.

“Uncle Anderson got an exclusive,” Cohen captioned the shot, which shows Anderson bending down to peak at baby Benjamin, who was lying in a crib.

Cohen welcomed his first child via surrogate on Feb. 4. The tiny tot weighs 9 lbs., 2 ounces, and measures 20 inches long.

In a chat with PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle, the Watch What Happens Live host said he “didn’t want to wait” any longer to become a father, even if it meant doing it as a single parent.

“I will say, my first night back in New York City, I had a moment where I was in the apartment and [Benjamin] was upstairs and I was like, ‘Wow, man, this is on you,’ and it was heavy,” admits the Bravo personality.

Cohen says that alongside his willingness to raise baby Benjamin in a single-parent household, he has a ton of support from friends, a baby nurse and “a swarm of women around who are ready to love on this boy” — likely at least in part referring to the Real Housewives.

On Feb. 19, Cohen stopped by the Today show and opened up to co-anchors Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie about fatherhood thus far — including the moment where he met baby Benjamin for the first time.

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Andy Cohen
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“The head of hair was the first thing that came out,” the new dad revealed. “He was so alert and his eyes were open and we were just kind of getting to know each other… it was just incredible. I can never describe it. The skin-to-skin two hours was just absolutely incredible.”

“I look at him the way I used to look at Instagram,” he added jokingly on the Today segment. “I just sit and stare at him. I’m like, ‘Well, this is more interesting than a bunch of hot guys on my feed.'”