In a Tuesday look on “The Howard Stern Show,” Cohen was requested about what stored him “from falling in love with” Cooper, provided that each males are single, eligible and share a pure rapport.
“We’re not in that place,” the Bravo host stated of Cooper. “It’s not what our relationship is predicated on. We’re simply buddies. That’s not part of it.”
Although Cohen acknowledged that the CNN journalist was “a good-looking man,” he steered that the pair’s platonic connection was simply too established for them to contemplate additional intimacy.
“At this level, we all know one another too properly,” he stated. “We’re not attracted to one another that approach.”
In a 2017 look on “The Tonight Present with Jimmy Fallon,” Cooper defined that he and Cohen had been, the truth is, set up on a blind date by buddies sooner or later within the Nineteen Nineties. One introductory telephone chat, nonetheless, was all it took to persuade him that love was not within the playing cards for the 2 males.
“Andy violated my cardinal rule, which is he requested about my mother inside the first minute of speaking to me,” Cooper stated. “It wasn’t even a query. It was identical to, ‘Your mom’s Gloria Vanderbilt.’ I used to be like, OK, this isn’t occurring.”
Awkward introductions apart, Cohen and Cooper have loved quite a few skilled collaborations. In 2016, they debuted their stage tour, “AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen.” The next yr, they co-hosted CNN’s “New Yr’s Eve Dwell” for the primary time.
Elsewhere in his chat with Stern, Cohen touched on the backlash he’d obtained after this yr’s “New Yr’s Eve Dwell,” which included his tipsy tirade about former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Although he’d previously admitted to being “overserved,” Cohen stated he “is not going to be shamed” for any of his feedback, however didn’t point out de Blasio by identify.
“No apologies for my consuming on New Yr’s Eve,” he continued. “None.”
Watch Andy Cohen’s “The Howard Stern Present” interview beneath.