To the surprise of many, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was in Instagram on Thursday to show that he is now a father.

Cooper also peeked into his fans and shared photos of his baby, Wyatt Morgan Cooper, at the climax of the Global City Hall weekly on Thursday.

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I’d like to share some good news with you. I became a father on Monday. This is Wyatt Cooper. He’s three days old. It’s named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a father to him as he was. My son’s middle name is Morgan. That’s my mother’s last name. I know Mom and Dad liked the name Morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they tried to find names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He weighed 7.2 pounds when he was born, and he is soft, tender and healthy, and I am not happy. As a gay child, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I am grateful to all those who have paved the way, as well as the doctors and nurses and all those who participated in the birth of my son. I am especially grateful for the beautiful surrogate mother who carried Wyatt, cared for him with love and tenderness and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing that she and all the surrogate mothers give to families that cannot have children. My surrogate mother has a wonderful family, a husband and children who support me tremendously and I am incredibly grateful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed with this family in our lives. I wish my parents and my brother Carter were still alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to think they can see him. I imagine them all together, hugging, laughing and happy that their love lives on in me and Wyatt and that our family continues.

Message from Andersoncooper on the 30th. April 2020 at 18:51 PDT.

Cooper has shared some charming photos with you, as well as a headline that I would like to share with you. I became a father on Monday. This is Wyatt Cooper. He’s three days old. It’s named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a father to him as he was. My son’s middle name is Morgan. That’s my mother’s last name. I know Mom and Dad liked the name Morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they tried to find names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He weighed 7.2 pounds when he was born and he is gentle, tender and healthy and I am no longer happy.

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Cooper confessed that when he was young, he never thought about becoming a father, and it seems pretty surreal that he is now. He was very grateful to all the doctors, nurses and everyone who helped him on this trip. He was also incredibly grateful for his beautiful surrogate mother who carried his child.

Cooper also added that he wishes his mother Gloria, his father Wyatt and his brother were still alive to see their grandson and nephew. But he’s sure they can still see Wyatt.

Cooper’s friends, CNN host Don Lemon, Bravo host Andy Cohen and actor Leslie Jordan went to Instagram to congratulate Cooper.