On the one hand, it’s good to know the tabloids don’t discriminate when it comes to sharing rumors about the woes of same-sex couples. On the other hand, we’re guessing Anderson Cooper would probably have been happy to receive some unequal treatment here. A few days after the publication of photos showing Cooper’s boyfriend of three years, Ben Maisani, kissing another man, the National Enquirer is reporting that the CNN anchor has kicked his cheating bar owner boyfriend out of their home.
“Anderson’s shattered,” a source told the tab. “He felt secure enough with Ben that he took the bold step of coming out as gay this year. He was confident that their relationship was strong. Now he knows that they are finished forever. Anderson’s a strong man, and he’ll put on a brave face, but the truth is he’s absolutely devastated.”
So, remember a mere six weeks ago, when Cooper finally came out, even though we all knew he was gay? These were his reasons for not going public earlier: “For my safety and the safety of those I work with, I try to blend in as much as possible, and prefer to stick to my job of telling other people’s stories, and not my own. … I’ve always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly. As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn’t matter.” Sigh, now that his love life is making all sorts of headlines, we’re kind of proving him right.
But we really hope the Silver Fox doesn’t regret his move! After all, once this rough patch passes, it will be happy stories of his love life that we’ll be thrilled to share
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