Photos of Anderson Cooper's boyfriend
Ben Maisani kissing another man in a New York City park have
The photos were published in the UK's
the Daily Mail.
“Anderson Cooper's next set of tough
questions could be reserved for his long-term boyfriend …,” the
tabloid reported on Sunday. “Maisani, 39, was spotted in a close
embrace with a dark-haired, muscle-bound man in a New York park.”
steamy photos at The
Cooper, 45, long rumored to be gay and
in a relationship with Maisani, discussed his sexual orientation for
the time last month in
a lengthy e-mail published on Andrew Sullivan's blog The Dish,
which is hosted by The Daily Beast. Cooper said he was
proud and gay, but he did not discuss his personal life.
Cooper and Maisani, the owner of gay
bar Eastern Bloc in Manhattan's East Village, are believed to have
been in a relationship since 2009. According to unconfirmed reports,
the pair are engaged to be married.
“He'd been considering breaking the
news [about being gay] since same-sex marriage became legal in the
state of New York last summer,” The
quoted an unnamed source. “It's been about a year now and he
wants to get married to Ben. They're totally committed to one