On Monday, Andy Cohen took to Instagram to announce that he welcomed his first child via a surrogate.
The Watch What Happens Live host posted a black and white photo on Instagram of himself holding his newborn son, Benjamin Allen Cohen.
The 50-year-old named his first child after his grandfather, and revealed that he was born at 6:35 p.m. PT.
Cohen captioned his Instagram post, “WOW! This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen. He is 9 lbs 2 ounces !! 20 inches !! Born at 6:35 pm, PT He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen. I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow. ???.”
Cohen revealed that he was expecting his first child via a surrogate during an episode of Watch What Happens Live in December.
“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,” Cohen expressed.
“Thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future,” he 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,” the host concluded.
Congratulations, Andy Cohen!