Andy Cohen is now a daddy for real.
On Monday, the Bravo honcho welcomed his first child, son Benjamin Allen, via surrogate.
“WOW! This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen. He is 9 lbs 2 ounces !! 20 inches !! Born at 6:35 pm, PT He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen,” the new dad gushed on Instagram. “I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow.”
The “Watch What Happens Live” host, 50, announced he was expecting a child in a heartfelt statement on his late-night show in December.
“After many years of careful deliberation, fair amount of prayers and the benefit of science, if all goes according to plan, in about six weeks’ time, I’m going to become a father thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future,” Cohen shared with the audience. “Family means everything to me and having one of my own is something I’ve wanted in my heart for my entire life,” he said. “While it has taken me longer than most to get there, I cannot wait for what I envision will be my most rewarding chapter yet.”
Two weeks later, he revealed he’d be welcoming a boy.
“It’s a boy and I got to tell you something, I cannot wait to meet this boy,” Cohen said during his New Year’s Eve broadcast alongside pal Anderson Cooper.
Cohen temporarily relocated to Los Angeles to prepare for the baby and taped “WWHL” from the West Coast.
Since the “Housewives” exec let the world know about the next chapter in his life, the celebrations have ensued — specifically in the form of gifts from guests on his late-night show and an epic baby shower thrown by Kyle Richards and dozens of Bravolebrities.
“I’ve always looked up to the ‘Housewives’ for what geat moms they are,” he said on his podcast that he recorded from the bash.
And if there’s anything that’s apparent from the party, baby Cohen will be surrounded by more opinionated moms than he can count.