Your favorite celebrity LGBTQ+ parents
Andy Cohen on "cloud 9" after welcoming second baby via surrogate
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In difficult times, it's heartwarming to remember that progress is still happening. Sometimes it can feel like society is taking a step back rather than forward, but we've still come such a long way. Same-sex marriage and surrogacy laws are slowly improving and Hollywood is filled with LGBTQ celebrities showing the world that families come in all shapes and sizes.
No one exemplifies this more than Andy Cohen, the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show, and now a single father of two. The 'Watch What Happens Live' host welcomed his second baby Lucy Eve Cohen on April 29, and shared a sweet post on Instagram the next day at the hospital that read, "Greetings from Cloud 9 #ILoveLucy." He added, "Thank you to my rock star surrogate (ALL surrogates are rockstars, by the way) and everyone who helped make this miracle happen. I'm so happy."
Cohen is also father to three-year-old son, Benjamin Allen, whom he also welcomed via surrogate in 2019. At the time, he told People magazine that he "didn't want to wait" any longer to become a father, even if it meant doing it as a single parent. "I didn't want to wait. To me it would have to be a very special person to say, 'Let's do this together.' And I would love that, and that person could be having coffee down the street at this moment and I'll meet him soon." He added that he "always knew [he] wanted a family," but "as a gay man, I never thought it was in the cards for me."
In this gallery, take a look at fantastic parents who triumphed over inequality and outdated laws to become loving caregivers and contribute to a more open-minded and progressive future generation. Click on to see these cute couples and their even cuter kids!
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