Anderson Cooper Confirms Breakup With Benjamin Maisani Amid Rumors Of New Beau

After nine years together, Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani have called it quits. The 50-year-old CNN host confirmed their status via statement.

“Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago,” Cooper said in a statement to the Daily Mail on Thursday. “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.”

Even though Cooper says he’s split with the 45-year-old NYC nightclub mogul for some time now, they were photographed leaving their Greenwich Village home just this week. Guess, they’re still on good terms as the statement claims.

Don’t expect to see Anderson on a dating app soon, the Daily Mail reports he’s moved on with a 33-year-old Dallas doctor named Victor Lopez. He’s flown down to Dallas at least five times since December. Since rumors started swirling, Lopez’s Instagram account has gone private.

  • zamun zolim

    Um…ewe? Anderson was mildly entertaining as a gay oddity in celebrity land, but dating an extra-hot Latin dude 17 years younger than him now just makes him a random, youth-obsessed aging queen.

  • Joann Redmond

    I’ve always heard the rule for men to date younger women was 1/2 the man’s age plus 8 years. If that rule follows for Anderson, he’s cool. It’s not considered cradle robbing. 45 divided by 2 = 22.5 plus 8 is 30.5 and this new guy is 33. I say good for him. PLUS, it’s done all the time. Love knows no age limits. While I say that, it would obviously be against the law to date a teenager and also very ewwww..