LOS ANGELES—As if Anderson Cooper wasn’t already impressive enough, we have some news for you that’s about to blow your damn mind. At the ripe age of seven years old, Anderson Cooper already knew his sexual identity.
“I mean, I was probably, I don’t know, 7, when I kind of realized — I’m not sure I knew the word ‘gay’ at the time, but I realized something was up. Something was different,” Anderson said on CNN’s “Full Circle” on Monday.
But Anderson Cooper didn’t stop there:
“I think I really, truly accepted it — and not just accepted it, but fully embraced it and you know, came around to really loving the fact that I was gay — would probably be right after college,” he said.
Goddamn! That’s incredible. When Men’s Humor was seven years old, we had no clue who we were. We were jumping rope, punching whale carcasses, and running up big flights of stairs in Philadelphia. That doesn’t sound like anyone we know or looked up to.
Meanwhile, Anderson Cooper officially came out of the closet in 1989 when he graduated from Yale University. Some people really do have it all. And now the Silver Fox is tearing it up on television every single damn night.
Stone cold boss shit!
We wish we knew who we were…
We’re stuck here trying to figure out of we have what it takes to fight Apollo Creed, unsure as hell of who we are. Maybe one day there will be a movie or something that features a character who is training for a boxing match against Apollo Creed. But, that’s the stuff of fantasy.
The fact of the matter is, we’re stoked Anderson Cooper has always known who he was. And we love him all the more for it. As if it were even possible to love that stud more. We wish Anderson the best of luck if there’s any other personal facts he’d like to reveal about himself in a public manner. But until then, let’s get that bread.