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Anderson Cooper’s 91 Year Old Mum Reveals A Rather Intimate Secret

Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper’s mum, sure knows how to shock her son. The American socialite confessed during an interview that she had a lesbian relationship as a teenager.

Anderson, a CNN anchor, was more than a little surprised to learn of his 91-year-old mum’s confession.

“I, myself, when I went to school in Farmington, Connecticut where I went through a brief so-called lesbian relationship with a girl in school,” said Vanderbilt.


Anderson was understandably surprised by the confession as they have been working together on a documentary and a book about her life.

“What? Hello. This is news to me. You didn’t mention this in the book, Mum,” Anderson said, clearly taken by surprise.

Vanderbilt went on to say: “Cynthia, her name was, and she came once to visit my aunt in New York on holiday. We had this sort of lesbian relationship and it felt so great. It felt so good and yet I thought, ‘There’s something about this,’ and this is before the thing I knew about my mother (who was also a lesbian). I thought, ‘No, this is something that’s not really what I want. It was very brief.”

“I think almost everybody goes through this at one point … of course, the thing is, now we realise there’s no difference. Love is love.”

Anderson’s documentary about his mother’s life is due to air in the US next month.

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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