Andy Cohen Celebrates His First Birthday as a Dad With Baby Benjamin

The host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen turned 51 on Sunday, four months after welcoming his first child via surrogate.

By Corinne Heller Jun 02, 2019 7:26 PMTags
Watch: "Real Housewives" Congratulate Andy Cohen on Baby Boy

The mazel of the day goes to Andy Cohen again: He is celebrating his first birthday as a father and could not look happier.

The host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen turned 51 on Sunday, four months after he welcomed his first child, son Benjamin Allen Cohen, via surrogate. Cohen posted on his Instagram page an adorable selfie of him with his smiling boy.

"I got the best birthday present of all...♥️♥️," he wrote.

"♥️♥️ Happy Birthday #daddy ♥️♥️," commented longtime friend Kelly Ripa.

"You got that right. Happy bday Andy!!" commented her husband Mark Consuelos.

Many more of Cohen's celebrity friends and colleagues wished him a happy birthday on Instagram, including Real Housewives stars Kyle Richards, Heather Dubrow, Teresa Giudice, Dorinda Medley, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, Melissa Gorga, and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave.

Andy Cohen's Baby Shower

Anderson Cooper posted on his Instagram page a photo of him standing next to Cohen while holding the star's son.

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! @bravoandy," the CNN host wrote. "So proud of all you've done, and for you and Baby Benjamin, it's just the beginning!"

"Thanks my brother #GeminiInfinity," Cohen responded.

See photos of Cohen's sweetest pics of baby Benjamin:

Bring Your Daughter to BravoCon

Andy appears with Lucy on the BravoCon set of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.

Lucy at BravoCon 2022

"Bring your Daughter to #BravoCon Day!" Andy posted on Instagram in October 2022.

Sweet As Pie

"She is so bright-eyed & sweet as [pie emoji]," Andy wrote on Instagram in September 2022.

Summer Baby

Andy shared this photo of Lucy in August 2022.

A Family of Three

Andy shared this sweet snapshot of him and his two children in July.

Sibling Bonding

It didn't take long for Benjamin to embrace the role of big bro.

Big Brother Benjamin

Andy announced the birth of his second child, a daughter named Lucy Eve Cohen, born via surrogate in April. 

Taking Over the Family Business

Ben and Anderson Cooper's son Wyatt are clearly destined to follow in their fathers' footsteps.

Benjamin Is 3!

Benjamin joins his dad for his star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 4, 2022, his third birthday.

Benjamin & John Mayer

The musician, who helped induct Andy to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, hangs out with the star's son at the ceremony.

Benjamin & Pee Paw

In September 2021, Andy shared on Instagram this photo of Mark Consuelos with his son, revealing that he calls him "Pee Paw."

Benjamin & Mee Maw

In September 2021, Andy shared this photo of Kelly Ripa with his son, revealing that he calls her "Mee Maw."

Happy Father's Day 2021

Andy and his son celebrate Father's Day.

Halloween 2020

Andy appears with his son outside a fire station for Halloween 2020.

Beach Baby

Andy and his son relax on a beach in September 2020.

Beach Time

Andy and his son visit a beach in August 2020.

May the Force Be With You

Andy and his son engage in an epic lightsaber battle in June 2020.


Andy and his son wear matching outfits in May 2020.

Super Selfie

Andy poses with his son in October 2019.

First Birthday as a Dad

Cohen poses for a cute selfie with his son on his 51st birthday.

Flying the Coop

It's Uncle Anderson Cooper again!

Easter Bunnies

Baby Benjamin celebrated his first Easter in cute pajamas snuggling up to his proud papa, Andy Cohen.

Spring Baby

As soon as spring hit in NYC, the Cohen men were out and ready to soak up the sun.

Play Ball!

Benjamin was excited about MLB Opening Day in St. Louis as he showcased his Cardinals pride, a gift from team pitcher Michael Wacha, who Cohen named his dog after.

Guess Who?

Benjamin met Mark Consuelos in early 2019 and we are forever jealous.

King Ben

"Ben is ready for the #RHOA finale in his King-wear, gift from @porsha4real! What a trip! #KingBen," Cohen wrote on Instagram.

Who's That?

"The 40-Day-Old Virgin," Cohen captioned this adorable snap on Instagram.

Future Tonight Show Guest

Benjamin has already met Jimmy Fallon so clearly he'll be appearing on The Tonight Show in no time.

What a Smile

That is one happy baby!

Best Buddies

Dad is all smiles as his baby boy takes a snooze in a cute pair of overalls.

View More Photos From Meet Andy Cohen's Kids Benjamin and Lucy

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