Anderson Cooper and rumored boyfriend Ben Maisani have either broken-up, or the CNN anchor is in for some rather devastating news, as Maisani has been photographed kissing another man in a NYC park.
Cooper and Maisani, a 39-year-old bar owner, are believed to have been dating for three years, and rumors began circulating last month that the two were planning to wed over Labor Day. Cooper publicly came out this July in pal Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Beast column, saying; “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”
The two were living together in Cooper’s NYC townhouse earlier this year, and these photos of Maisani being intimate with another man could come as a complete shock to the journalist. The pair reportedly struggled throughout their relationship with conflicting schedules, with Maisani’s job requiring numerous night shifts and Cooper frequently traveling for work.
Cooper has yet to comment on the photos, and there is no word on when they were snapped. He was last spotted Friday evening catching Beyonce perform at the UN headquarters for World Humanitarian Day. “Wow, @Beyonce just performed in the UN General Assembly. She was awesome. Video will be released on #WorldHumanitarianDay August 19th,” he tweeted.