UPDATE (Feb. 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m.): Actress Susan Lucci, who has appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and was interviewed by a star-struck Andy Cohen during his college years, sent mazels Andy's way after the birth of his son. On Instagram, she wrote, "Congratulations, [Andy] !!! Benjamin Allen—what a joy!!! L’Chaim!!!"
Plenty more Real Housewives also sent their best to the new dad on Instagram. RHOC OG Vicki Gunvalson wrote, "So happy for you [Andy]!!!! Love you!" Another OC 'Wife, Kelly Dodd, also wrote, "Congratulations on the love of your life [Andy] .. can’t wait to meet baby Benjamin!! Love Kelly !!!" And Tamra Judge reposted Andy's first pic with his son, writing, "How amazing is this picture[?] [C]ongratulations daddy." RHOA's Kandi Burruss wrote, "Aww: major congrats to [Andy] on the birth of his son Benjamin Allen Cohen!" And Andy got even more love from New Jersey. RHONJ OG Teresa Giudice wrote "All the love in the world to [Andy] & Ben! Congratulations on this amazing journey you’re about to embark on, each day your heart will grow in ways you didn’t think possible. I’m so happy for you!!!" Margaret Josephs wrote, "Welcome to the world baby Benjamin Cohen!! So much love for this daddy and baby." Newbie Jennifer Aydin wrote, "Welcome to the world little Ben! Congratulations to [Andy]! Bask in the Glory and be excited for things to come! May God Bless!" And Jackie Goldschneider posted a lovely poem to Andy, which you can check out below.
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Andy Cohen is officially a dad! The Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen host announced the joyful news with an Instagram post on Monday, February 4. "WOW!" the new daddy wrote. "I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow." His son's name is Benjamin Allen Cohen, and he weighs in at a healthy 9 pounds, 2 ounces.
Of course, Benjamin already has plenty of honorary aunties and uncles (many of whom were at Andy's baby shower.) Soon after Andy shared the news, his friends from the Bravo universe and beyond took to social media to offer their well wishes, and the reactions are so sweet.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Melissa Gorga shared Andy's first photo with Benjamin, writing: "This is such a BEAUTIFUL THING. Tears of joy. [Andy] I'm so happy for you and this little angel. CONGRATULATIONS!!!"
And, there was more love from Jersey where that came from. RHONJ alum Jacqueline Laurita's daughter Ashlee Malleo Holmes wrote: "I could not be happier for this man. Fatherhood looks so good on you, Andy! Welcome to the world Benjamin Allen Cohen! You have a sassy daddy and a lot of crazy 'aunties.' MAZEL!!!!!"
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Joyce Giraud de Ohoven wrote: "This is so beautiful. Congrats Andy for little prince Benjamin who will bring countless joy to your life. God bless you both." Another 90210 alum, Brandi Glanville, also sent her love:
And speaking of Beverly Hills 'Wives, the baby shower dance captain herself, Lisa Rinna, wrote: "Get up on a table and dance for Andy and his beautiful baby Benjamin NOW!!!!!!" Meanwhile, Dorit Kemsley wrote: "That smile is contagious. Benjamin Allen Cohen, welcome to the world! [Andy Cohen] welcome to the magical world of parenting. I’m so happy for you both." Kyle Richards had this to say: "How beautiful is this ? I’m so happy for you @bravoandy."
From the Vanderpump Rules gang, Katie Maloney-Schwartz wrote: "Congrats to the daddy of daddies! Baby BAC is so lucky to have you for a papa!" Her fellow SURver Ariana Madix also chimed in, writing a sweet and simple "congratulations" with two big red heart emoji.
The Real Housewives of New York City ladies sent plenty of love, too. Bethenny Frankel wrote: "Congratulations [Andy] on the greatest love of your life Benjamin Allen Cohen!!! Baby you’ve got #BAC." Dorinda Medley simply wrote: "CONGRATULATIONS Andy!! Welcome to the world Benjamin!"
And Cynthia Bailey took to Instagram Stories to congratulate Andy.
Photo: @cynthiabailey10/Instagram Stories
Baby Benjamin also got well wishes from The Real Housewives of Potomac. Monique Samuels wrote of the baby news: "This just brought a huge smile to my face!!!!!!! Congrats Andy!!!!!" And the little one also has friends at sea. Below Deck Mediterranean's Captain Sandy Yawn wrote: "So excited for the Cohen family!"
Andy's good friend John Mayer shared a congratulatory post:
Kelly Ripa, too, shouted out a big mazel to the new dad. Watch her sweet statement on Live with Kelly and Ryan:
And, here's one more congrats from us: MAZEL, Andy!
Relive Andy's epic baby shower below.