The 53-year-old has hosted the famous live show since 2009 and is a fan favorite. The talk show host became a father in 2019 when he had a son via a surrogate.
Showing Off His Work Buddy
Cohen updated his Instagram page with a cute photo of his 2-year-old boy. In the image, the kid was seated on a chair in the Bravo Clubhouse where Cohen shoots his star-studded series, “WWHL.”
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The curious child pointed at a bookshelf behind him that was loaded with many interesting items. The happy father captioned his post with,
“Yesterday was Take Your Son To The Clubhouse Day!”
In August, Cohen got candid with PEOPLE about how having a son has changed his romantic life, explaining that being a father raises the stakes much higher.
The TV host said, “now there’s an endgame,” and he has to take into consideration someone who will be a good stepfather to Benjamin.
When asked what he is searching for in a partner, Cohen said he likes “very independent people who have their things going with their own lives.”
The father-of-one added that he was very attracted to people who were strong in their belief systems.
His Journey Into Fatherhood
The Blast reported that Cohen announced in 2018 that he would be welcoming his first child via surrogate.
On February 4, 2019, Benjamin was born. The birth of the boy began numerous speculations regarding the identity of the gracious egg donor.
Cohen has kept the details regarding surrogacy very private, but he revealed to Heather Dubrow that finding an egg donor was difficult on an episode of her podcast.
The reality icon referred to the hunt for a donor as “frankly the hardest part of this entire process.”
When asked if he wanted more children, the father-of-one said he does, but the process would need to begin as soon as possible.
The 53-year-old regards himself as an “old dad” but would like to grow his family of two for his son to have stability and people around for him.
Fatherhood has been nothing short of blissful to Cohen, who said he felt an instant connection with Benjamin during their skin-to-skin moment.
In 2019, the host got candid to Pop Sugar about the birthing experience, saying his son was alert, “laid back,” not crying, and observing his environment.
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His Epic Clapback
Cohen is not one to ignore a bully, especially one criticizing him as a father. In September, the “WWHL” creator put a troll in check without hesitation.
The Bravo personality shared a message thread between him and a random troll on Thursday, September 9, on Instagram.
“You should try and be a better person for your son,” said the troll. Cohen responded, “What am I doing wrong?”
The person replied, “Oh wow didn’t expect a response. I was just being a troll. You’re doing fine. Sry.”
The host said he was “indeed a real person,” alluding to the fact that he notices what people text him and is not immune to mean comments.
The troll said it was cool, Cohen responded, but he should not confront trolls. The “WWHL” host then rebutted with, “You probably shouldn’t troll people though.”
His post was met with support from fans and friends alike who commended Cohen on being a good father.