Anderson Cooper and his boyfriend of 9 years, Benjamin Maisani, broke up, the CNN host advised People on Thursday.
In a remark to the mag, Cooper stated, “Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much.” He added that the pair “remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.”
The couple was once photographed in combination closing 12 months at Cooper’s Brazilian holiday house for the July factor of Architectural Digest. In October, Cooper and Maisani spoke with Town & Country mag about their rising artwork assortment. According to Us Weekly, the pair were observed in combination as just lately as Saturday, once they attended a receive advantages for New York City’s The Windward School.
In a 2014 interview within the e-newsletter French Morning, Maisani, a nightclub proprietor, spoke of the way he have shyed away from the limelight whilst relationship Cooper.
“I understand that it interests people, but it doesn’t interest me,” Maisani stated of relationship a star, in line with People. “I knew I’d have to be careful right from the start before it had a chance to get out of hand.”
As a consequence, the pair stored a low-key profile over time, despite the fact that there was once the occasional Instagram put up.