Andy Cohen’s Children: Who Are The Mothers Of The Host’s Kids? Meet Son Benjamin Allen, Daughter Lucy Eve

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Andy Cohen is a father of two ‘biological’ children; a son and a daughter but who are their mothers and how did he concieve his babies?

Andy Cohen is a famous American talk show host, writer, and producer. He commenced his career in the media industry as an intern at CBS in the 1990s. He currently hosts Bravo’s late-night talk show, Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.

He is also the founder and CEO of an entertainment radio channel Radio Andy. He previously served as executive producer on the reality cooking competition television show Top Chef and the Real Housewives franchise.

When Andy is not caught up with his busy schedules, he’s probably home doing daddy duties. The Bravo host is a father of two; he has a son and a daughter. Let’s meet Andy Cohen‘s kids.

Andy Cohen with his kids
Andy Cohen with his children.
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Who are Andy Cohen’s children?

As said earlier, Andy Cohen has two children; a son and a daughter. His kids names are Benjamin Allen Cohen, 4, and Lucy Eve Cohen, 1.

His daughter’s name pay homage to his parents who are Lou and Evelyn. So, Lucy is a girlish style of Luo (his father name) and her middle name Eve from his mother, who is named Evelyn.

Per his social media pages, Cohen is a responsible father and doesn’t shy from flaunting his babies online.

Cohen even wrote a book on parenting, The Daddy Diaries: The Year I Grew Up, and spoke about his experience while promoting the book in May 2023. “I’m the only gay parent at Ben’s nursery school and the only single parent,” Cohen told his longtime friend Anderson Cooper, noting that he is “so grateful” for their friendship “because Ben sees Wyatt with two dads, and Ben’s other friend, Adrian, has two dads.”

The father-of-two added that “[Ben] has been saying lately, ‘I want another daddy, I want another daddy.’ And it’s so cool to me that he knows that it would be a daddy.”

In November 2022, Cohen opened up about some of the changes that came with being a father of two. He shared that he’s had a “total shift in priority” toward staying home with them, whereas before parenthood he was “not someone who ever stayed at home.”

He also spoke about having to manage his time differently. “Just when I think I’ve had a lot of really quality time with Ben, I have to go to Lucy and sit with her and I just want to look in her face and I want her to see me and hear my voice and know that I’m here,” he explained. “It’s just about juggling time management with the two of them.”

While parenting two small children can have its challenges, it’s clear Cohen loves spending time with his little girl. In April 2023, the TV host shared photos of himself smiling with Lucy, who wore a sparkly gold headband. “My ?,” Cohen wrote in the caption.

Andy Cohen
Andy Cohen on his show.
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How did Andy Cohen give birth?

Both of Cohen’s kids were born with the help of eggs donations an surrogacy, and although Ben and Lucy were carried by different surrogates, Cohen has said that the two are “biological siblings.”

Is the egg donor the child’s mother? The short answer is that if a baby is conceived by an egg donation recipient, the mom-to-be is considered the biological mother of the child in all respects.

Family means everything to me and having one of my own is something that I have wanted in my heart for my entire life,” Cohen said in 2018, shortly before his son Ben’s birth. “Though it’s taken me longer than most to get there, I cannot wait for what I envision will be the most rewarding chapter yet.”

Cohen, who was 50 when his son Ben was born, also said that he’d “never thought it would be possible” for him to have a family.

“When I was growing up and when we were growing up … I just never thought it would be possible as a gay man to grow up and have a family,” he continued. “… I’m so grateful to a wonderful surrogate that I’m working with.”

Here’s everything to know about Andy Cohen‘s two kids.

Benjamin Allen Cohen, 4

Andy Cohen poses with his son Benjamin during the ceremony to honor him with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in Los Angeles, California, on February 4, 2022
Andy Cohen poses with his son Benjamin during the ceremony to honor him with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in Los Angeles, California, on February 4, 2022

Benjamin Allen Cohen is the first child of Andy Cohen who was born on February 4, 2019 in a hospital in Los Angeles. He was named after the host’s grandfather whose name is Ben Allen.

Speaking about the birth of his son, he said he was in the delivery room and cut the umbilical cord himself before holding his newborn for the first time. “He was so alert for the first two hours. His eyes were wide open. He didn’t cry; he was just calm. I kind of have no words for it.”

Andy Cohen son Benjamin

In the same interview, he spoke briefly about surrogacy. “I worked with an incredible surrogate,” he said. “My surrogate just viewed it as, she was giving me the ultimate gift. She gave me life. So I’ll be forever indebted to her.”

Ben became an older brother when his sister Lucy Eve Cohen was born in May 2022. Cohen shared a picture of the toddler planting a gentle kiss on his sister’s cheek, along with the caption, “When Ben met Lucy.”

Lucy Eve Cohen, 1

Andy Cohen daughter Lucy
Andy Cohen daughter Lucy

Cohen’s second child, Lucy Eve Cohen, was born on April 29, 2022, in New York City. The proud father of two shared a photo on Instagram of himself cradling the infant, and thanked his “rock star surrogate and everyone who helped make this miracle happen.”

Lucy entered the world with plenty of fans, including Cooper and his kids, as well as her older brother, Ben.

At just 5 months old, she made an appearance at BravoCon in October 2022. Cohen spoke briefly about fatherhood at the event and revealed he often turns to pals Sarah Jessica Parker and Ripa for parenting help. “Kelly found me a nanny, Sarah Jessica found me a nanny. They have both been so helpful.”

He also shared some parenting advice of his own: “Get help. Just try to be present,” he said. “Figure out your relationship with your phone. Try to have fun. And get help.”

Andy Cohen daughter Lucy
Andy Cohen daughter Lucy

The whole family enjoyed Lucy’s first Halloween, where she was dressed up as Cinderella and Cohen and Ben wore skeleton onesies. He’s shared other sweet pictures and videos of the whole family relaxing at home too, including one of himself and the kids cozying up by the fire and another of Lucy having fun at bathtime.