And in 2013, he opened up his third gay bar, Atlas Social Club, which is located on 753 9th Ave.When Atlas Social Club opened its doors in 2013, Anderson Cooper came to the opening event in support of Maisani, as did a few other celebrities including Alan Cumming, Kelly Ripa and Whoopi Goldberg.On December 13, it was reported that Cooper’s Twitter account was hacked.After Roy Moore’s loss to Doug Jones, a tweet from Cooper was posted in which he called President Trump a “pathetic loser.” According to CNN, this tweet did not come from Cooper and Twitter was working to “secure” his account.Benjamin Maisani, Anderson Cooper, Padma Lakshmi and Andy Cohen attend Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 14th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on November 2, 2015 in New York City.
He is in a relationship with 43-year-old Benjamin Maisani, whom he met in 2009, and the couple lives together in New York City.
The 49-year-old broadcast journalist is a big believer in maintaining privacy and not opening up much about his life outside of the studio.
That said, Cooper does his best to keep his relationship out of the public eye.
In particular, Cooper’s mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, is a big proponent of that idea.
“She constantly has asked me about having kids, yes, and that’s something she’d like to see,” he said.