Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper could have been a happy couple if not for the “Watch What Happens Live” host’s one tiny faux pas.
During a joint appearance on the “Tonight Show” Friday, Cooper told host Jimmy Fallon that the pair had been set up on a blind date but that Cohen blew it by breaking a cardinal Cooper dating rule while they were discussing the logistics over the phone.
“We were set up on a blind date, we had a phone call to set up the date. I was a young reporter at ABC, he was at CBS and I knew within 45 seconds I was never going on a date with Andy Cohen,” said Cooper. “He violated my cardinal rule, which is he asked me about my mom within the first minute of talking to me.”
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Cooper is the son of heiress and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt and, apparently, gets skittish when potential romantic partners pry into that too early.
“I wanted to date the Vanderbilt boy. I was excited,” said Cohen. “I remember that something that I did made him shut down. So now I know.”
What a pair that would have been. But as Cohen noted, it was all for the best, and the two men are now best buds, even going on tour together.
“You know what, it worked out for the best; here we are,” said Cohen.
Cohen and Cooper will bring their friendship to CNN annual New Year’s eve show. The event, which has developed a cult following, was originally hosted by Cooper and Kathy Griffin. CNN dropped Griffin however after she released photos of herself holding a bloodied imitation of President Donald Trump’s severed head.