By Sandra Rose  | 

Ben Masiani & Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper, right, is back on the market. The 50-year-old CNN anchor confirmed he and his longtime partner, millionaire businessman Ben Masiani, have split up. This is not news to bloggers who called the split months ago.

In a statement to PEOPLE on Thursday, Cooper said: “Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much. “[W]e remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.”

Anderson Cooper

According to gossip bloggers, Cooper, pictured left, was cheating on Masiani with a handsome Dallas radiologist named "Victor," right.

Cooper reportedly flew to Dallas on his days off to hookup with Victor. He later denied he was cheating.

Last month, a user on wrote:

"I have it on very good authority that Anderson Cooper and Ben Masiani have split up. Anderson was in Dallas this past weekend - a friend saw him at a restaurant and took a photo of him with a group and put it on Facebook. A friend of this same friend commented on the post and said "He's seeing someone I know here in Dallas and was here for his birthday".

After many DL users doubted his tea, the user posted this image of Cooper at a party in Dallas with Victor.

Anderson Cooper

After the thread went viral, Cooper unfollowed Victor on social media.

Victor later deleted his account.

Cooper's boyfriend, Ben, was no angel either. In 2012 he was caught kissing a smoking hot man who has never been identified.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Oh well- the best way to get over one ? is to get under a new one ?

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    You know. I live in a heavy gay community in Chicago and I'm amazed at the (white) males who look like a metrosexual/heterosexual male. They are non-effeminate and smoking hot looking. I'm always amazed at who is gay.

  • Kemi

    YT gay men palaver.....moving on

  • angrysolo

    i’m shure they both are under plenty and heavily medicated.

    the blod the blood the blood

  • Evillene

    Cooper is the one with the money. I'm sure he will have to pay $$$$ to make Ben go away quietly.

  • Kemi

    Some of them take very good care of themselves Outward appearance is very important to them. And they go the extra mile to look goodt!

  • angrysolo

    new posss, thanks sandy for saving us from this

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    That's the yesteryear gay.. Today GAY is hot flaming flamboyant mess

  • NorthDeKalb

    Typical gay male relationsip woes. Sadly the male/male relationships that tend to last longest are the ones that are open. I see that more often than not in Atlanta. Couples invite guys to come home and play twister with the both of them all the time. The reason male/male relationships aren’t really built to last is because we as males are just horny as all hell by nature. It’s hard enough to keep a guy from straying from their girlfriend/wife; imagine two men together.

  • Vonn

    Well, Victor is a cutie.

  • nick c

    Or have three to four husbands living together I guess it makes it easier if you get bored of one just move on with the other.

  • bashi

    Gay men are super promiscuous

  • 1BlueStar

    Of course they did...Anything "manmade" and not organic usually does break down in the worst way

  • McKay


  • NorthDeKalb

    You mean men (who happen to be gay) are super promiscuous. A man is a man is a man, no matter who he’s attracted to physically.

  • ?Royalty?


  • MsPam

    Anderson will be okay, I was reading that he makes 7 million dollars a year working for CNN!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Anderson of the Vanderbilt family. He and Andy Cohen love twinks. That's all.

  • You Could Never

    Anderson up there with Gucci in my heart. They my male bffs.

    But Andy you a hoe. Bruh what you doing?

  • Jack Blakk

    Just what I wanna see in the evening some "D--N" gay chronicles!

  • leapyearpisces

    Him and Andy LOVE EACH OTHER.

  • leapyearpisces

    Girl, Now Andy can be with his TRUE LOVE, THE OTHER ANDY (Cohen). I don't know if you ever catch AC on the OTHER AC''s show (WWHL), but the chemistry is UNDENIABLE. They can BARELY say they never hooked up, with a straight face. I am sure Andy Cohen in the mix of this somewhere with his messy azz. Andy probably did a instagram hoe move, and sent a picture of Anderson laying up with another dude, with the tagline, :Hey, Barbara, this Shirley. Our man is cheating on us.

  • Jussjess25

    I really like anderson cooper. I had no idea that he is a vanderbelt as well.

  • Daryl Campbell

    Gay Infidelity Yuk.......

  • You Could Never

    What? He did that? I'm crying??

  • shun king

    i think that could be the reason the HIV rate is so high with the gays

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    One of their houses is out by Howard County Md. It is humongous. A White fence surrounds the property but it's almost a half a mile, just to drive up to the door.



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  • Karen Brady

    "caught kissing a smoking hot man". Wait, was the man smoking a cigarette or was he smoking hot Auntie?

  • Karen Brady

    come home and play twister, *CRINE*

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hot flaming flamboyant mess

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I have to agree that men seem to be promiscuous in general. It matters not whether they are gay.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    You must live in Boystown lol

  • dontgetblocked

    Gay men are so messy.

  • ImWoke

    Looks like Anderson loves everybody

  • Shawn Williams

    Sally are you white yourself?

  • the truth

    As if str8 people are angels. STFU and block me B

  • the truth

    Str8 infidelity Yukie!

  • the truth

    Anderson ex and Victor aren't twinks, silly. Obviously, you don't know what the term stands for.

  • the truth

    @Outliers1:disqus obviously you have experience with these gay men. HA HA!

  • the truth

    You would know {mirror}

  • the truth

    talking from experience? yeah

  • Jussjess25

    Wow smh

  • angrysolo


  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Right. After a couple years go by, you'll re-think what you wrote. I know exactly what a twink is. I've seen both their faces light up when around twinks. Their faces don't light up around each other, men their age, or with a partner/ex, etc. I SAID WHAT I SAID. Now, go know that...