Anderson Cooper Splits From Longtime Partner

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Anderson Cooper and his longtime partner Benjamin Maisani are donezo.

The CNN host confirmed the split in a statement, saying, “Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much. We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.”

Cooper and Maisani had been together since 2009.

The Daily Mail reports that the Silver Fox is already seeing someone new, a Texas man named Victor Lopez. Lopez had posted several pictures of himself with Cooper on Instagram, however, his account is currently set to private.

The news anchor will have some more time to spend with his rumored new beau — CNN just announced they’re shaving an hour off of Cooper’s show to make room for a program with Chris Cuomo.