Now that the world has pretty much settled down on the Kristen Stewart cheating on Robert Pattinson with a married man scandal, it’s time to turn our attentions to a new cheating scandal … this time involving Anderson Cooper. As you may recall, Anderson recently came out publicly as gay but he’s been in a fairly private, seemingly longterm romantic relationship with his live-in boyfriend Benjamin Maisani for about 3 years. New photos of Maisani passionately kissing a man have hit the Internets … and the man he is kissing is NOT Anderson Cooper. Yikes!
Anderson Cooper’s next set of tough questions could be reserved for his long-term boyfriend Ben Maisani after pictures of him surfaced kissing another man. Maisani, 39, was spotted in a close embrace with a dark-haired, muscle-bound man in a New York park. The images may come as a surprise to the CNN news anchor after it was reported last month that he wanted to marry his partner as soon as Labor Day. The wedding rumor came several weeks after Cooper, 45, spoke publicly about his sexuality for the first time, saying: ”The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be more happy.’
There was no hint of upset from Cooper last night who looked typically sharp in a navy suit as he joined other A-listers in New York to watch Beyonce perform at the UN headquarters for World Humanitarian Day. It is believed that Cooper has been dating Maisani, who owns gay bar Eastern Bloc in Manhattan’s East Village for around three years. The couple live together at Cooper’s converted fire station townhouse and enjoy a low-key lifestyle, working out and going to dinner with friends including Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. They were encouraged to marry last year by Anderson’s mother, designer Gloria Vanderbilt. She reportedly helped the pair patch up their relationship after they struggled with conflicting work schedules.
Wow. There is no doubt what is going on in these photos … this is some serious PDA, y’all. BUT, I suppose there are a couple of possible explanations other than outright cheating. It’s possible that Anderson and Ben have an open relationship. As sad as I personally think it is, many gay couples have open relationships with varying rules about how each person in the couple can interact (sexually or otherwise) with other people. It’s not a relationship that I would ever want to be involved in but it works for some couples. It’s also possible that Ben and this mystery guy are acting for a stage play or something like that. I mean, it’s in the realm of possibility that bar owner Ben might want to break into acting. BUT, if these photos are of the caught cheating sort, then Ben has a lot of explaining to do to Anderson. While I never believed the wedding rumors (ie. that Anderson and Ben were planning to get married by Labor Day), I do believe that the men have been in a serious longterm relationship and if they do not have an open relationship, this might destroy their 3 year coupling. Ugh. Poor Anderson :(