Like father, like son. Andy Cohen shared the first photo of his newborn son, Benjamin Allen Cohen, revealing a sweet face and a full head of hair. "I grew up reading @People cover to cover, at a time when being gay meant there was no way to have a family", he wrote on Instagram. "Now I'm honored to be featured on the magazine's cover".
Here's what the 50-year-old Bravo host had to share with the mag... "It was just incredible". I don't want to stress him out. I can't get over his head of hair. "He's adorable, you guys, he's so cute", he said of his son.
Upon first meeting his son in the delivery room, Cohen admits the pair just sat and "stared at each other for about two hours" - and now, nine days after Benjamin's birth, "I just sit and stare at him".
Andy is aware of just how lucky he is, opening up about his desire to have a baby as a single dad.
Cohen might technically be a single father, but he knows "It's not easy for a single guy to do this on his own" - and he's not afraid to lean on his loved ones.
"There's a lot of sweetness and hugs and snuggles happening in the West Village right now", says the Bravo personality. "I really wanted him and the fact that he's here and he's flawless and in wonderful health". "It takes a village, as they say, so I really wanted him, and the fact that he's here and he's so flawless and he's in wonderful health and I have great gratitude for my surrogate and all the people who helped me get to this place and I'm just thrilled".
And those sleepless nights don't bother him so much. "I kind of feel like, 'Oh, these are the reasons I shouldn't be sleeping'". Congratulations again on your bundle of joy!
After Cohen "cut the umbilical cord" himself, doctors cleaned Benjamin off and brought him over to the new dad, who then went skin-to-skin with his newborn for the first time.
"Thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future", Cohen continued. She gave me life. "And though it's taken me longer than most to get there, I can not wait for what I envision will be the most rewarding chapter yet".