Thursday, March 15, 2018

Anderson Cooper and Longtime Boyfriend Benjamin Maisani Call It Quits

Page Six writes: 

The silver fox is once again on the prowl. Anderson Cooper and his longtime boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani, have called it quits, Page Six has confirmed. “Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago,” Cooper, 50, said in a statement Thursday. “We are still family to each other, and love each other very much. We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.”

The Daily Mail reports that Cooper has been getting cozy with a 33-year-old Dallas doctor named Victor Lopez since splitting from Maisani. The site adds that Cooper has flown down to Dallas no fewer than five times since December to see the doctor. The pair have even appeared together in photos celebrating Mardi Gras and lounging in hotel rooms. 

Lopez’s Instagram account has since gone private. Despite splitting, the CNN host and Maisani were photographed this week leaving their Greenwich Village home. Architectural Digest also photographed the couple at their shared Trancoso, Brazil, compound back in 2016. They discovered the trendy town while on vacation some years ago. A request for additional details wasn’t immediately returned.

You may recall heterosexuals were stunned to learn about "open relationships" in 2012 when Ben was caught with another man "k-i-ss-i-n-g in a tree" back in 2012.