Photos of Anderson Cooper's boyfriend Ben Maisani kissing another man in a New York City park have surfaced.

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.”

(The steamy photos at The Daily Mail.)

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 National Enquirer 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 another.”