Anderson Cooper Once Warned Mother Gloria Vanderbilt About Dating a Married Man

by Jeremy Spirogis
Anderson Cooper Once Warned Mother Gloria Vanderbilt About Dating a Married Man

Gloria Vanderbilt died Jan. 17, 2019 and Anderson Cooper remains to be nonetheless checking out her property. Nearly one 12 months later, he’s setting the file straight about Vanderbilt’s belongings and what he considers actually essential. Those could be her work, which she offered on Instagram, and her non-public journals.

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Cooper appeared on The Howard Stern Show on May 12 and dutifully answered Stern’s questions pertaining to his mom. He shared the touching story of studying Vanderbilt’s journals and reliving tender moments from his childhood.

Anderson Cooper learn Gloria Vanderbilt’s journals all his life

Vanderbilt’s private journals are particularly essential to Cooper as a result of they had been important to him rising up. He lamented he didn’t have extra grownup steering in his life, so he’d learn his mom’s journals for analysis. 

“To be honest, I used to read her journals anyway when I was a kid because I wanted to know what was going on,” Cooper informed Stern. “I wanted to see what was coming down the pike. It’s just fascinating. It’s incredible. I have all of them. It’s so amazing.”

Gloria Vanderbilt’s journals don’t shock Anderon Cooper

Many folks would most likely like to learn Vanderbilt’s non-public journals. They’d discover out who she was courting, how she felt about them, and so forth. Cooper already knew all that so for him, the journals are only a matter of strolling down reminiscence lane. 

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“My mom wrote down a lot, a lot of relationship stuff,” Cooper stated. “None of it was  a surprise because my mom would tell me all this stuff in wildly inappropriate ways my entire life. I was advising her on most of these things that she was writing in her journal anyway.”

The journal that made Anderson Cooper really feel like a very good son

Cooper remembered one in every of Vanderbilt’s relationships from when he was a young person. He already had sufficient foresight at that early age to supply her steering.

“She had this long affair with this married guy. It was a lot about waiting for him to leave his wife which obviosuly wasn’t going to happen. It’s funny because I remember saying to my mom, I was 14 at that point, I was like ‘Mom, I can’t hear about this person anymore. You know he’s not going to leave his wife.’ She was like, ‘What do you mean?’ I was like, ‘You know he’s lying to you.’ It was all so obvious. I was like, ‘Dude, he’s just lying to you. You know this. It’s so basic and obvious.’”

Anderson Cooper, The Howard Stern Show, 5/12/2020

Cooper learn Vanderbilt’s account of that incident and it made him really feel good.

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Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt | Jim Spellman/WireImage

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“She writes about it,” Cooper stated. “She was like, ‘Anderson told me he’s been lying.’ It was such an obvious thing. It was so funny. It’s very funny when she writes about me in the journal. That, for me, of course because I’m egotistical, that was the most surprising thing because just to see how I was able to help her in her life in a positive way and she would write about it, things I’d totally forgotten. It made me feel I was a good son.”

Wyatt Emory Cooper’s journals are rather less eventful

Cooper has his father, Wyatt Emory Cooper’s journals too. They aren’t fairly as descriptive as Vanderbilt’s.

“The flip facet of that’s my dad, who died once I was 10, I’ve additionally discovered a few of his journals. The’yre extra schedules of stuff however he wrote a e-book, as a result of I believe he had a very good sense he was going to die. So he wrote this e-book known as Families which is all about his household rising up in Mississippi and me and my brother and his hopes for us. It’s a beautiful e-book and I believe I knew it on the time however I noticed it clearly after he died, it was actually a letter to my brother and I. I learn it twice a 12 months. It’s a touchstone that has guided.”

Anderson Cooper, The Howard Stern Show, 5/12/2020

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