Andy Cohen is officially a daddy!
The Watch What Happens Live host, 50, welcomed his first child, a baby boy named Benjamin Allen, via surrogate on Monday, Feb. 4 at 6:35 p.m. PT. The tiny tot weighs 9 lbs., 2 ounces, and measures 20 inches long.
Cohen shared the news via a black and white photo of himself holding his son to Instagram.
Sharing the meaning of little Benjamin’s name, Andy wrote: “He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen. I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate.”
Andy announced he is going to be a father during an episode of his show Watch What Happened Live.
“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 am going to become a father.”
“Thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future. Family means everything to me and having one of my own that I have wanted in my heart my entire life. And though it’s taken me longer than most to get there, I can’t wait for what I envision to be the most rewarding chapter yet.”