Anderson Cooper (42) is reportedly so in love with New York gay bar owner Antoine Maisani, aka Ben Maisani, the two are moving in together after dating for only 8 months. A source says:
"I’ve seen Anderson have crushes before, but he’s been telling pals that this is the real thing. He plans to sell his condo and move in with Ben. They looked at an old firehouse in Greenwich Village that Anderson wanted to convert into a residence."
"Anderson firmly believes that media members should keep their personal lives private, but for years he’s dropped hints that he’s gay."
"Now that he’s with Ben, who is certainly not shy about his s*xuality, Anderson is seriously considering publicly acknowledging his s*xuality."
"Anderson and Ben do everything together. They bike and work out at the gym. They also like to have intimate dinners alone and with friends."
"Anderson says Ben is the first guy who he can see sharing his life with."
"Up until now, Anderson has refused to comment on his sexuality. He wanted to be a serious newscaster, not ’the gay newscaster.’ But Anderson cares so much about Ben that he’s ready to change his attitude. That’s what love will do for you."
Love will turn a serious newscaster into a fool, and then comes that feeling of regret when the relationship is over.