Anderson Cooper

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Anderson Cooper may have come out of the closet two years ago, but the CNN news anchor is still getting attention from the ladies!

During an appearance at UT Arlington's Maverick Speaker Series, Cooper admitted that some "very determined young ladies" still ask him out on dates.

He also addressed the recent news of footballer Michael Sam coming out as a gay man.

And when asked if it would be hard for Sam to be "a gay football player," Cooper responded by saying, "What if the word 'gay' was replaced with 'black' or 'Jewish'?"

Cooper also explained how comfortable he is with his sexuality, especially since going public with it in 2012.

"Being born gay is one of the greatest blessings in my life," he shared with the crowd.

Cooper got emotional when discussing how he dealt with his father's death when he was just 10 years old, as well as his brother's suicide years later.

"Sometimes I wish I had a physical scar so people would see the pain I felt," he said. "I know what it's like to be on the other side of the camera, and it's not a good feeling."

He went on to say that over the years, it's become increasingly difficult for him to separate his own life with the work that he does.

"There are times when I feel like my heart is too full with the people that I met," he shared.

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