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:

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.

Feeling Lucky

Benjamin isn't that enthusiastic about his first St. Patrick's Day, but with these matching pajamas we are loving this moment.

Bath Time Buds

Teddy bear alert!

Baby Bliss

Cohen gets have to start them young when it comes to personalizing your clothing.

Live With Kelly Ripa

Benjamin looks to be a big fan of Kelly Ripa.

Best Friends Forever

Uncle Anderson Cooper got the "exclusive" with little Benjamin in one of their first meet and greets.

Rise & Shine

The TV host's mornings are a little brighter now that he has his son in his life. He jokes, "Mornings are my new jam."

Quality Time

Duty calls for the WWHL host, but at the end of the day he gets to come home to his precious boy. "First week back at work wraps up tonight. My highlight was quiet time with the boy before heading to the Clubhouse. This is a delightful trip!"

Best Buddies

"Many have asked how @therealwacha & his brother are getting along. Here you go," Cohen shared with his fans. 

Double Trouble

The new dad now gets twice the amount of affection on Valentine's Day thanks to Benjamin and Wacha.

Pinkie Promise

Benjamin clearly has his dad wrapped around his little finger, both literally and figuratively!

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