RELATED: KATHY GRIFFIN SIMULATES ORAL SEX ON ANDERSON COOPER ON CNN'S NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE COVERAGE "I don't have much experience, but the few times when I would go on a date with a girl -- like when I was 12 -- there was a lot of sharing, and a lot of talking, and a lot of asking how I am." Well, at that age dating doesn’t come easy to anyone, but even then Anderson had an inkling he wasn't into the ladies.
"They thought we were dating," he recalled, "and I was sort of hoping to meet their brothers." Cooper kept mum about his sexual orientation until last summer, but the reporter has been out to friends and family since he was a teenager.
He graduated from Hunter College, and his first job out of college was working at the Morgan Library at Madison Avenue.
But after wanting something that offered better pay, he ended up taking a job at Barracuda, a gay bar in Chelsea.
PHOTOS: CELEBS COME OUT "They're my best friends still, but I find they share a lot," he said of his female friends.
"I have a friend -- I send her one text and I get 20 texts back.
A spokesman for Griffin said she would have no comment beyond the apology video she posted on Tuesday.
“She and I have been friends for a long time and I want nothing but good things for her,” Anderson told .But we do know that his partner is 43-year-old Benjamin Maisani, and the couple met in 2009.The two of them currently live together in New York City.Trump tweeted about the photo early on Wednesday, writing that Griffin “should be ashamed of herself.” “My children, especially my 11-year-old son Barron, are having a hard time with this. ” CNN issued a statement on Tuesday night, condemning Griffin’s video and saying that they were evaluating New Year’s Eve plans.While that date is far away, the network was under pressure to take action. (@Donald JTrump Jr) May 31, 2017 Anderson Cooper, who has co-hosted the New Year’s Eve telecasts with Griffin for the past decade, said that he was “appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in.