Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen's Sons Are Having an Adorable "Cutest Baby Alive" Rivalry

There seems to be some friendly competition between Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen with it comes to their sons, Benjamin and Wyatt.

By Corinne Heller Dec 16, 2020 4:27 PMTags
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May the cutest baby always win!

Anderson Cooper's 7-month-old son, Wyatt Morgan Cooper, and Andy Cohen's 22-month-old son, Benjamin Allen Cohen, are growing up to become besties like their dads. But sometimes...there's a little friendly competition.

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, Anderson, 53, and Andy, 52, appeared remotely on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote their upcoming annual gig of co-hosting CNN's live New Year's Eve show. During the segment, Stephen Colbert noted that Andy's toddler son won People magazine's title of "Cutest Baby Alive" in 2019 when he was a baby, while Anderson's infant boy received the honor this year.

"Now, what I need to know, not only for myself, but for American people," Stephen began, "is that will there be a peaceful transition of power?"

Andy joked, "Ben, of course, is the Cutest Baby Alive. We got the offer from People magazine and I thought that it would be very selfish, especially in a year of turmoil, for us to take that award. So we said, let's give it to Wyatt Cooper this year. Because hasn't Anderson been through enough, quite frankly?"

Anderson replied, "You gave a hard pass to being the Cutest Baby Alive for two years in a row?" to which Andy replied, "He gave a charitable pass."

Meet Andy Cohen's Kids Benjamin and Lucy

Anderson joked that "Wyatt held a meeting with me the other day and he wants to start a TikTok house, but just for babies."

The host then screened two photos of Andy and Anderson appearing separately with their sons that they posted on their Instagram pages. He asked if the kids "get along." The boys met virtually for the first time, on a Father's Day-themed episode of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, this past June.

"I go over to Anderson's house every weekend and we hang out," Andy responded. "And the boys have just kind of gotten to the point where they're acknowledging each other, Ben hugs Wyatt and gives him a little kiss. Wyatt reached for him the other day." Anderson added, "It was a big moment." He later turned the conversation back to the big issue at hand, saying, "Benjamin, though, has yet to accept his loss."

Instagram / Andy Cohen

Both Andy and Anderson have shared photos of their sons on Instagram. See Benjamin's cutest photos here and Wyatt's growing baby album below.

Selfie Time

Anderson Cooper takes a selfie with his son.

10 Weeks Old

"Wyatt is 10 weeks old and doing great," Anderson Cooper wrote on Instagram. "He likes naps and milk, bath time and being read to. Thank you for all your lovely cards and messages!"

Bottle Time

Anderson Cooper feeds his newborn son.

Newborn Wyatt

Say cheese!


Baby Wyatt gets a kiss from his dad.

Welcome, Wyatt

Baby Wyatt was born in April 2020.