It happened—Andy Cohen has officially welcomed a baby boy into his life, and shared the news on Instagram late Monday night. The baby’s name is Benjamin Allen Cohen, after Andy’s grandfather. “I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad,” he wrote on Instagram.
Andy first announced he was going to be a dad to an ecstatic group of real housewives on his show Watch What Happens Lives in December. He had a ridiculously well-attended baby shower (by many housewives, and by John Mayer) last month.
Look at those little fingers!! Congratulations, Andy—years of asking the tough questions and playing both good cop and bad cop with loads of childish rich people has no doubt prepared you to be a father.
Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are talking again—but it absolutely doesn’t mean anything, sources say. The news comes almost six months after their breakup, at which point, you may remember, Affleck started seeing a 22-year-old Playboy model and vet technician, Shauna Sexton. But a lot can happen in six months—for example, Affleck and Sexton broke up—and everyone who’s spoken to the gossip mags about Affleck and Shookus reconnecting says it’s mature, platonic, and not a thing, so grow up. (I may be paraphrasing.)
Reasons not to jump to conclusions yet, according to these sources: The two live on opposite coasts and long-distance was apparently part of the reason they broke up last year, and more importantly, Affleck reportedly wants to focus on his family (he has three children with Jennifer Garner) and keep working on his sobriety. Getting back together with an ex is probably not the best move if that’s so.
Salma Hayek is letting her grey hair down.
- Like strawberries, this phrase brings much discomfort to Tom Brady. [Just Jared]
- Drew Barrymore tried to have a casual night out, but was spotted by the pianist at a gay bar. [Page Six]
- I’m dying at Gwenyth Paltrow’s mom describing her daughter’s marriage to Brad Falchuk: “I’m not sure what they do.” [US Weekly]