Television mogul Andy Cohen, 50, welcomed his first child to the world last month.
His son, Benjamin, was born happy and healthy on February 4. And it seems he’s already bonding with some of Cohen’s famous friends.
Morning show host Kelly Ripa, who is a longtime pal of Cohen’s, shared photos snuggling up with the adorable baby boy this week.
One photo showed Ripa posing with the new bundle of the joy and a second showed her looking lovingly at the child.
She captioned the Instagram post:
Deeply in love❤️❤️❤️❤️ thank you @bravoandy for bringing such joy to the world.
Last month, Ripa got emotional when she spoke out about her friend becoming a father. On “Live! With Kelly and Ryan,” the host said Cohen was a “great family man.”
Ripa said she was on the phone with a friend who was in the delivery room with Cohen, according to Entertainment Tonight.
And from the moment Benjamin was born, her friend knew what he was doing. She told co-host Ryan Seacrest:
“He looks, I have to say, like he’s been born to do this his whole life.”
Ripa said that Cohen was like “a surrogate dad” to her three children. She added:
“I’m getting emotional. He is a great, great family man. And I am so so happy and thrilled for you both. This baby is the luckiest baby, and Andy is the luckiest dad. The whole Cohen family, we are all so happy and thrilled for you.”
Cohen admitted on “Today” that he was hesitant to welcome a baby a 50, but has found that Benjamin dramatically changed his life for the better.
“It’s an anchor. It’s my family. I was like, ‘I love this feeling.’”
Though he got into parenting a bit late in the game, it seems Ripa thinks her friend was made for the job.