Early last week a group of photos surfaced that showed Anderson Cooper‘s longtime live-in boyfriend (and rumored fiancée) Benjamin Maisani passionately kissing another man in a public park in NYC while Anderson was away on vacation with friends. At the time, I speculated that the “cheating” that was seemingly evident in the photos may not be cheating at all since Anderson and Benjamin (like many gay couples) may be involved in an open relationship. It would seem either that A.) I was right, Anderson and Benjamin enjoy a relationship where they are allowed to “play” with other people or B.) Anderson doesn’t really care that Ben was caught kissing another man because … new photos out today show Anderson and Benjamin are still happily living together in their NYC home.
These new photos show Anderson leaving the couple’s home shortly before Benjamin left the home for the day. Naturally this is all purely speculation but if Anderson and Ben are still living together, it would seem that everything is A-OK in the couple’s relationship. It is very possible that Anderson and Ben have an understanding in their relationship that lets them “enjoy the company” of other lovers while still remaining committed to one another … we just cannot know for sure. Whatever the case may be, it seems clear to me that Anderson and Ben are still happily together so … make of that what you will.
No matter what is going on between these two, they are consenting adults that are free to enjoy whatever relationship they like. If this kind of thing works for them, then more power to them and I wish them all the best.
[Photo credit: INFdaily]