CNN’s Anderson Cooper is denying reports by the National Enquirer that he is planning to adopt a child from Haiti. In a statement to Andy Towle at Towleroad, Cooper says “[w]hile the plight of children in Haiti has touched us all, and I continue to cover the situation there closely, stories about me adopting a baby are false. I am not adopting a child, Haitian or otherwise.” He also denied the story in a tweet.
The National Enquirer–which has been taking a victory lap for first reporting John Edwards‘ affair and baby drama–raised some eyebrows yesterday by reporting that Cooper and his alleged boyfriend were planning on adopting a child after Cooper’s reporting in Haiti. The fairly casual mention that Cooper had a boyfriend without the usual disclaimers led Gawker to say that Cooper was “casually outed” by the Enquirer.
Cooper did not address the report about his alleged boyfriend. The CNN anchor is famously private, although there is widespread interest in his romantic life. While other publications–including Out magazine–have reported similar things, the Enquirer‘s casual mention may break a new barrier in reporting on Cooper’s personal life.
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