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Anderson Cooper Pays Tribute To Late Mother Gloria Vanderbilt On 1-Year Anniversary Of Her Death

Anderson Cooper Pays Tribute To Late Mother Gloria Vanderbilt On 1-Year Anniversary Of Her Death
June 18, 2020 - 20:54 / Lucas Anderson

Anderson Cooper paid tribute to Gloria Vanderbilt on the one-year anniversary of her passing. See the touching post Cooper wrote in honour of his late mother below.

Anderson Cooper had his late mother on his mind on the one-year anniversary of her death.

On the solemn occasion, Cooper took to Instagram to remember the late Gloria Vanderbilt. "My mom, @gloriavanderbilt, died one year ago today," the post began, alongside a photo of Vanderbilt seated beside an easel.

The iconic fashion designer, artist, and writer died at the age of 95 on June 17, 2019.

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Anderson Cooper remembers late mom Gloria Vanderbilt

Cooper's post reflected on the qualities that defined his mother, her perseverance, and her loving nature.

The touching tribute continued: "She is alive in my heart and in the hearts of all who knew her and loved her. She had an extraordinary and indomitable spirit, grit, determination, passion, and vulnerability.

"She experienced great love and horrific tragedies, but she never lost her almost childlike optimism; her openness to the world around her. She chose to remain vulnerable. Others would have closed off their hearts, protected themselves. My mom wanted to see and hear and feel everything....and that is exactly what she did. Bravo, Mom, Bravo."

Anderson Cooper is the son of Vanderbilt and her fourth husband, Wyatt Emory Cooper, who passed away in 1978.

Anderson Cooper welcomed a baby boy in 2020

The CNN host and journalist recently welcomed his own son, Wyatt Morgan, in 2020. He shared the big news on May 1.

Cooper also revealed to People that his son was named after his late father. Had the child been a girl, he would have named her after his mom, Gloria.

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I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son's middle name is Morgan. It's a family name on my mom's side. I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I'm grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing - what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues.

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