CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and
boyfriend Ben Maisani have an “open relationship,” reported
Gatecrasher, a New York Daily News blog.
The tidbit comes as photos of Maisani
kissing another man in a New York City park were published on Sunday
in the UK's the Daily Mail.
Cooper, 45, long rumored to be gay and
in a relationship with Maisani, discussed his sexual orientation for
the first time last month, saying in an e-mail that he was proud and
Cooper and Maisani, the 39-year-old
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.
Gatecrasher quotes an unnamed
source as saying that Cooper and Maisani have an “open
“The pictures are what's making it a
big deal,” the
insider said, referring to the publicity the photographs are
steamy photos at The