After a year in the city that doesn’t sleep he knew he didn’t want to leave.He enrolled at Hunter College to study art and graduated valedictorian. Maisani enjoyed having so much access to books on 17th century art, but after a year he started to look for something that paid better.Photos have surfaced of Anderson Cooper's boyfriend Ben Maisani kissing another man.Cooper, who came out earlier this summer, has been in a relationship with Maisani for several years.
The story came up when Cohen, apropos of nothing, reminded Ripa that Cooper's mom is the famous socialite and fashion icon, Gloria Vanderbilt."Andy and I were first set up on a blind date, which never happened because we had a phone call and after two minutes I said, 'I’m not dating this guy,'" the 49-year-old journalist recounted. he mentioned my mom within the first four sentences of meeting me." NEWS: Anderson Cooper Doesn't Like Being a Silver Fox: I Look Like a 'Game of Thrones' White Walker!
If you’ve never heard of Benjamin Maisani, you’re not alone.
For a celebrity boyfriend and night club mogul, he keeps a particularly low profile.
“I rarely go out, and when I do I never stay out very late,” says the 40-something Frenchman, adding that he visits his clubs only for “not very glamorous reasons: administrative tasks, paying bills…” But if Maisani isn’t a household name, his other half certainly is.
He and star CNN journalist Anderson Cooper met in 2009, and the couple has sparked interest ever since.