Anderson Cooper Finally Comes Out: Shocked or Knew It All Along?
SodaHead Celebs 2012/07/02 20:00:00
After years of speculation, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper finally came out of the closet Monday. He didn’t take to the airwaves to share the news. Instead, he wrote an open letter to his friend Andrew Sullivan at the Daily Beast. Anderson Cooper stated, "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud." Find out what else he had to say at 1:25 in the video below!
It’s not news to his family and friends, who have been aware of the details of his personal life for a long time. But it does finally bring an end to the speculation that has long been floating around gossip columns and was even the focus of an Out magazine cover story in 2007 entitled “Glass Closet.”
So some might wonder why it took the host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper: 360” and the syndicated talk daytime show “Anderson” so long to finally speak up about his personal life. As he told Sullivan, “It's become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something – something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true."
But some wonder if Cooper waited too long to come forward and be honest about his personal life. Others wonder if it’s become a bigger story that it might have been because he kept it quiet for so many years. Fans defend his choice saying he has a right to maintain his privacy in any way he chooses. So we ask: Was Anderson Cooper’s announcement shocking -- or did you kind of know that he was gay before he officially announced it?
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