Andy Cohen welcomed his first child — a son named Benjamin Allen — via surrogate on Monday
Andy Cohen can’t get enough of baby Benjamin!
The new dad posted a sweet photo of the 6-day-old boy to Instagram on Sunday. The image shows Benjamin’s little hand grasping his dad’s finger.
Cohen, 50, included a simple caption, writing, “Heaven….”
The host of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen welcomed his first child via surrogate on Monday. The baby weighed 9 lbs., 2 oz., and measured 20 inches long.
Benjamin Allen is a special name for the Bravo personality, coming from his grandfather, Ben Allen, on his mother’s side.
To celebrate the good news, Cohen shared a black-and-white photo of himself holding his son.
“I’m in love,” Cohen wrote on Instagram. “And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow.”
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Cohen’s new chapter has already been filled with adorable moments. Earlier this week, he took flight with Benjamin, sharing a photo of the father-son duo from inside a private plane. Baby Benjamin rested his head against his dad’s chest as Cohen offered a huge smile to the camera.
“Digging the #DadGear!!!” wrote the star.
Cohen first announced that he was expecting his first child via surrogate on the Dec. 20 episode of WWHL, while surrounded by OG Real Housewives franchise cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Ramona Singer, NeNe Leakes, Kyle Richards and Teresa Giudice.
“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,” he shared.
“Thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future,” Cohen continued. “Family means everything to me and having one of my own is something that I have wanted in my heart for my entire life. And 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.”