Openly Gay Anderson Cooper And Long-Time Partner Splits! Meet His New Doctor Boyfriend

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Openly Gay Anderson Cooper And Long-Time Partner Splits! Meet His New Doctor Boyfriend

American journalist Anderson Cooper and his boyfriend  NYC nightclub mogul  Benjamin Maisani have split up and confirmed it too on Thursday after being in open gay relationship for nine years.

Anderson made an official announcement of their split via a statement to Daily Mail without stating the reason for their split, which read,

'Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much. We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.' 

Anderson was spotted with his ex-boyfriend Benjamin Maisani for the last time earlier this week while leaving their Manhattan home.

According to Daily Mail, Anderson was spending quality time with 33-year-old Radiologist Victor Lopez and even had five trips to Dallas where Victor lives. 

Furthermore, Anderson was spotted with Victor in pictures posted to social media from January and February, while he attended the 33rd birthday party of Victor. After parting ways with longtime partner Benjamin, it is likely that Anderson's romance blossomed with a new partner Victor. 

Anderson Cooper and his new partner Victor Lopez (Photo:

Back to Anderson and Benjamin's dating life, Benjamin wasn't happy as Anderson used to travel a lot for the work. While speaking to People, Anderson affirmed that Benjamin was annoyed by the hectic schedule of Anderson, but Benjamin also knew that he loves it.

Despite Cooper’s hectic schedule, Anderson and Benjamin made some time to travel before their split, vacationing in Tahiti together in July alongside Irina Shayk, Bradley Cooper, Diane von Furstenberg, Allison Williams, and Cohen.

Anderson Cooper and his former boyfriend Benjamin Maisani spending time together (Anderson Cooper's Instagram)

Anderson was in a relationship with his ex-boyfriend Benjamin since 2009, and they were living as a couple until now. However, they never made an official announcement about their relationship as they wanted to keep their personal life private. And as they were spotted together and were regarded as a couple, they didn't feel the necessity to make an announcement of being a couple either. 

Even though the ex-couple shared an adorable relationship, they didn't escalate their association via marriage and couldn't enjoy the perks of being a husband.