CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is planning to marry his long-term boyfriend, Ben Maisani, by early September.
Daily Mail reports the 45-year-old famous news anchor is hoping to wed his partner by Labor Day. Just weeks ago Cooper came forward publicly about his sexuality by admitting he’s gay. He and Maisani have been dating since 2009.
Maisani, 39, is French-born and lives with Cooper in his converted fire station townhouse. They were seen in New York’s West Village Sunday showing affection for one another. Both of them have a solid commitment to one another they want to seal with marriage.
When same-sex marriage became legal in the state last year, Cooper was considering coming out about his gay lifestyle then, the National Enquirer originally reported.
When Anderson Cooper announced his sexuality a short time ago he said, “The fact is,, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be more happy.”
Anderson and his boyfriend have had their ups and downs when it came to work schedules. Cooper cut back his travel for work and Maisani adjusted his night schedules working in a gay bar he owns — Eastern Bloc — located in Manhattan’s East Village.
Both men are said to live a low-key lifestyle. No date has been set for their wedding, but don’t be surprised if they wed by Labor Day 2012.