Why Anderson Cooper Wouldn’t Date Andy Cohen

Their Show 'An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen' Is as Intimate as These Friends Get

October 24, 2018
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They’ve known he each other for 25 years and now spend long days and nights touring the country as part of their “Intimate Conversation” series, but Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen are strictly in the friend zone.

In a guest appearance on Mix 94.1’s “Mercedes in the Morning,” Cooper wouldn’t have it any other way.

“We were actually set up on a blind date, and we had a phone conversation to organize the date,” the CNN host says. “I knew within 30 seconds that I was never going on a date with Andy Cohen.”

The pair, who met through mutual friends have a great natural chemistry--one that obviously inspired their touring show, “An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen”--but the romantic angle never played out, especially after Cooper says his fellow host violated his “cardinal rule.”

“He asked me about my mom within the first 30 seconds of talking to me,” he says. “He basically wanted to date the Vanderbilt boys, he basically gave himself away very quickly.”

While a romance never blossomed, a friendship did. The two are bringing their show to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on October 26, and Cooper suspects his friend will want to extend their stay while they’re in town.

“I think we’re gonna stay over through Sunday, Andy was talking about seeing Christina Aguilera [at the Colosseum],” Cooper says. “He’s like a social organizer, he’s like Julie on the Love Boat.”

Tickets to “An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen” start at $63 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.