Comedian Joan Rivers is thrilled with
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper's announcement that he is gay.
The 45-year-old Cooper
discussed his sexual orientation for the first time in a lengthy
e-mail published Monday on Andrew Sullivan's blog The Dish,
which is hosted by The Daily Beast.
“The fact is, I'm gay, always have
been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable
with myself, and proud,” Cooper wrote.
“I am thrilled that Anderson Cooper
finally came out,” Rivers, 79, told The
Huffington Post, “because this explains why he never tried
to date me. I saw him as the perfect package. I would have loved
Gloria Vanderbilt as a mother-in-law. This explains everything.”
Rivers also made a joke about Tom
Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce: “She gets to keep the mansions
and Tom gets the clothes!”
Cooper, who had long been rumored to be
gay, received support for coming out from Ellen
DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris and Kelly Ripa, to name a few.
Griffin: For years I talked around Anderson Cooper being gay.)