Get ready, boys: The Silver Fox — otherwise known as Anderson Cooper — might be on the lookout for a new boyfriend after some scandalous pictures of his boyfriend surfaced online.
Lower East Side bar owner Ben Maisani was photographed getting close, like really close, to a mystery muscle man in a Manhattan park over the weekend. The pair canoodled without the slightest hint of worry about who might see them. And where was Cooper during all of this? We spotted him looking dapper as usual outside the United Nations headquarters during the World Humanitarian Day celebration.
Cooper — who came out earlier this summer after years of speculation — has reportedly been dating Maisani for a few years. The couple lives together in a converted firehouse and is often spotted biking around lower Manhattan or working out. They were even rumored to be considering marriage — something Cooper's mother, designer Gloria Vanderbilt, reportedly wants.
'He'd been considering breaking the news [about being gay] since same-sex marriage became legal in the state of New York last summer," a source told The National Enquirer in June.
"It's been about a year now and he wants to get married to Ben. They're totally committed to one another. They're a very low-key couple who sticks to their routine."
Well, except for when he's hooking up with guys on the side.
It's unlikely that Cooper will ever speak publicly about whether or not Maisani is cheating on him. The CNN anchor said in his "coming out" email that he wanted to avoid being the story. However, it's entirely possible that the pair has an open relationship and Cooper doesn't care about what his boyfriend does.
Will we ever know for sure? Probably not. It's sure fun to speculate, though.
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