Andy Cohen Announces Birth of Daughter Lucy

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Monday May 2, 2022

Andy Cohen and new daughter Lucy
Andy Cohen and new daughter Lucy  (Source:Andy Cohen/Instagram)

Out talk show host and producer Andy Cohen became a father for the second time, welcoming baby daughter Lucy on April 29. The new arrival was home by May 1, when she met her older brother Ben, a moment that Cohen captured and posted to Instagram, People Magazine reported.

"When Ben met Lucy," Cohen posted, adding a heart emoji.

The portrait of sibling love was a followup to an earlier Insta post in which Cohen excitedly announced baby Lucy's birth, via surrogate, People noted.

"Cohen announced Lucy's arrival on Friday with a heartwarming picture of him cradling his baby girl. 'HERE'S LUCY!!!!! Meet my daughter, Lucy Eve Cohen! She's 8 lbs., 13 oz., and was born at 5:13 pm in New York City!!!' the proud dad captioned an Instagram post."

Between the two posts, and rounding out a weekend of joy, came another post from Cohen, who "shared a sweet follow-up Instagram post of himself looking over the little one with love and awe at the hospital. 'Greetings from Cloud 9 #ILoveLucy,' he wrote."

Celebrity pals piled on in the comments to Sunday's post, offering their love, best wishes, and congratulations.

"It's too much Andy two beautiful Neshamah's Mazel Tov honey & a thousand blessings on you all!" gushed Sandra Bernhard.

"Going to be the best big brother!" Lance Bass commented.

"Pure blessings" wrote Naomi Campbell, adding a row of heart emojis.

CNN recalled that Cohen's son, Benjamin, "was born in February 2019, also via surrogate."

"Family means everything to me, and having one of my own is something I've wanted in my heart for my entire life," CNN recalled Cohen saying before Benjamin's arrival.

The arrival of Cohen's daughter was preceded a couple of months by another famous gay dad greeting his own second bundle of joy: Anderson Cooper announced the birth of son Sebastien Luke Maisani-Cooper in February.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.