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Anderson Cooper is an official daddy now & he’s sharing photos of his newborn son

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Anderson Cooper has been raising a lot of eyebrows lately.Photo: Charles Sykes/AP

Out journalist Anderson Cooper announced that he is now the father of a three-day-old baby.

Cooper, 52, said on CNN, “I am a dad. I have a son,” sharing pictures of himself with little Wyatt Morgan Cooper, named for the cable TV journalist’s father.

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“As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son’s birth,” he said.

He explained that he worked with a surrogate mother to have a child.

“Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him,” Cooper wrote. “It is an extraordinary blessing – what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children.”

“My family is blessed to have this family in our lives.”

Cooper also shared pictures of Wyatt on Instagram.

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I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son's middle name is Morgan. It's a family name on my mom's side. I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing – what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues.

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Cooper is one of the most famous LGBTQ journalists in the country. Until 2012, though, he didn’t publicly discuss his sexual orientation, something which he said in a coming out announcement was because he valued his “privacy.”

Now he’s sharing his family with the world, getting positive comments on Instagram from fans congratulating him on becoming a father.

“Anderson, we couldn’t be happier for you! Congratulations and welcome to the wonderful experience of parenthood!” wrote one fan.

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