Anderson Cooper and boyfriend Benjamin Maisani going strong after 2012 scandal

By: Anthony Norman  |   | 
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CNN hottie Anderson Cooper and his long-time boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani, have not made any public appearances recently, but they are still together!

Anderson Cooper is frequently spotted with boyfriend Benjamin Maisani

Anderson Cooper with a dog in lap, Benjamin Maisani with his arm around Anderson

They attended an Elton John Aids Foundation event together in November 2015 and were photographed for an Architectural Digest feature of Anderson’s Brazilian home in Trancoso.

From Anderson’s Instagram @andersoncooper, we know that they got together for Christmas and vacationed in Myanmar in December 2016. Their relationship has survived the cheating scandal of 2012 when Maisani was photographed kissing another man in a park in New York City.

Anderson has been dating Benjamin Maisani since 2009

Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani petting dogs

It is reported that Anderson began dating Maisani, who is the owner of East Village gay bars, Eastern Bloc and Bedlam, in 2009. Their relationship was known to the public even before Anderson’s official coming out.

He came out to the public in July of 2012 and a month later, the scandalous news about his boyfriend smooching a mystery guy broke out. Neither Anderson nor Maisani has taken the time to address the event.

Will Benjamin Maisani become Anderson Cooper's husband?

Prior to the unfortunate scandal, the lovely couple was rumored to be planning a Labor Day wedding. It was reported that even Anderson's mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, was on board. However, nothing came of it. 

Fans expected the couple to break up after the shocking cheating reveal but looks like Anderson and Benjamin are working it out. Are wedding bells in the near future for the lovely couple?


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