Andy Cohen welcomed his first child — a baby boy named Benjamin Allen — via surrogate on Monday at 6:35 p.m.

By Jen Juneau
February 08, 2019 11:10 AM
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Andy Cohen has this whole “Dad” thing down, both on the ground and in the sky.

The Watch What Happens Live host, 50, took flight with his 4-day-old baby boy Benjamin Allen this week, sharing a photo of the father-son duo from inside the private plane.

Notably, baby Benjamin — who sports a head full of dark hair — is resting in a BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Mini against Cohen, facing his dad’s chest as the latter offers a huge smile to the camera.

“Digging the #DadGear !!!” wrote the star.

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams — herself a mom-to-be — shared the same photo and captioned it, “Omg @bravoandy is literally the cutest dad with baby Benjamin! ❤️ Congratulations again! #DaddyDuties #AndyDeserves”

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Cohen welcomed his first child via surrogate on Monday. The baby weighed 9 lbs., 2 oz., and measured 20 inches long upon his birth at 6:35 p.m. (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 to Instagram.

“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 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.”