While appearing on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Thursday night, Cooper opened up for the first time about how his mother, who died in July 2019 at age 95, once offered to carry a baby for him. It all started when Vanderbilt, then 85, told Cooper about a visit to her gynecologist.
“She told me the most amazing thing. She told me I could still bear a child,” the CNN anchor recalled his mom telling him.
At first, Cooper, who was not yet a parent at the time, thought his mom wanted to try to get pregnant again. But Vanderbilt had another idea in mind.
“She’s like, ‘Well, you know, you can get an egg anywhere these days.’ I was like, ‘Uh huh.’ She was like,