Elton John called Anderson Cooper to welcome him to ‘gay dads club’ after baby son’s birth
ELTON John called up new dad Anderson Cooper after he welcomed his son Wyatt.
The CNN news anchor – whose son was born via surrogate on April 27 – was "welcomed to the gay dads club," according to Andy Cohen's Sirius XM show on Monday.
Cooper – who came out in 2012 – revealed that the Rocket Man singer, who has two sons, Zachary, 9, and Elijah, 7, with husband David Furnish, reached out to him to congratulate him on his happy news.
"I got a call from Elton John…and I was like…," Cooper told Cohen.
"Wow," interrupted Cohen.
"You know, I've interviewed him and stuff over the years," explained the newsman.
"Was he welcoming you officially to the gay dads club?" asked Andy – who himself has one-year-old son Benjamin.
"I guess so. I guess so, but you know…ummm…" said Anderson.
Cohen explained that Elton had also reached out to him, when he had Ben.
"I love it that he called, " the Bravo host said. "He sent me…he sent Ben, like this Gucci shirt and Gucci shorts and I was like, how cool. I've met Elton John once so maybe he is kinda welcoming us into the gay dads club. I thought that was…"
"You know, he's paved the way…in a lot of different ways. It was just lovely. It was really really cool," agreed Cooper.
Elton and his husband David Furnish were one of the first UK couples to form a civil partnership, in December 2005.
They got married nine years later – to the day – once gay marriage became legal in the UK.
The couple has two children born to a surrogate: Zachary Jackson Levon, born December 25, 2010, and Elijah Joseph Daniel, born January 11, 2013.
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