Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, has officially begun, and Andy Cohen is all for it!
The annual 8-day celebration is used to commemorate the miraculous victory of the Maccabees, a small army of Jewish people, over the Seleucid Greek empire.
The “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” star proudly marked the first day of the holiday with fans by sharing a precious picture on Instagram.
Andy Cohen Celebrated Hanukkah With His Adorable Son, Benjamin
The first day of Hanukkah begins on the evening of the 25th day of Kislev, which on the Hebrew calendar is the same day as Sunday, November 28.
The festival of lights is typically marked by lighting the candles of a nine-branched candelabrum, also known as a menorah or hanukkiah.
This instrument was spotted in the picture the TV personality shared on Instagram. The “Andy Cohen Live” host was captured beaming at his son, Benjamin, who had a matching smile on his adorable face.
The father and son were dressed casually with Cohen in a round neck and jeans while the toddler wore a long-sleeved top with black trousers.
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Following tradition, the father-of-one was seen using the first candle on the hanukkiah, which is set apart from the other 8 branches, to light a candle on the instrument.
This unique candle is known as the shamash, and for each night of the festival, it is used to light a candle until all 8 candles on the hanukkiah are illuminated by the final night of Hanukkah.
The TV producer captioned this heartwarming post with a hanukkiah emoji alongside the words, “Happy Hanukkah!”
In response, fans and celebrities flooded the comment section with holiday greetings, and many couldn’t help but gush about Ben’s cuteness.
The “Love Connection” Host Is A Doting Father
Last month, The Blast revealed the touching story behind the birth of Cohen’s son. The TV host’s adorable baby boy was born on February 4, 2019, via surrogacy.
The 53-year-old previously announced his intentions to have a child in 2018; however, details about the process or surrogate weren’t publicized.
Although the “Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries” author previously confessed on Heather Dubrow’s podcast that he had difficulty searching for the perfect egg donor.
The writer wished to have more children in the future, but his priorities were currently centered on providing stability for his son.
Fatherhood looked amazing on the Bravo star, and his Instagram page is filled with precious moments with his son, including their quality time at the Bravo Clubhouse.
The “Ex-Rated With Andy Cohen” Star’s Epic Clapback At Trolls
The Blast previously reported that the executive producer of “Real Housewives” wasn’t afraid to tackle internet trolls, especially when his parenting skills are involved.
The 53-year-old shared screenshots of his conversation with an anonymous hater, who challenged Cohen’s ability to be a good father
When the TV personality asked for clarification about his wrongdoings, the person was shocked and immediately confessed to being a troll.
In response, the father-of-one stated that he wasn’t immune to unsolicited attacks as a fellow human being. He ended the conversation by writing, “You probably shouldn’t troll people though.”