“When we first met, someone tried to set us up on a date. This was like 25 years ago. He was a producer at CBS News, and we had a phone call to set up the date,” Cooper, 48, told Sway Calloway on Shade 45’s Sway’s Universe this week.
But the stars simply didn’t align after pop-culture pundit Cohen, 47, brought up Cooper’s famous mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.
“The first two minutes, he asked me about my mom, and I just imagined him gesticulating a lot with his hands,” Cooper said, laughing. “I was like, I am not going on a date with this guy. We never went on a date. It never happened.”
It’s probably for the best: The celebrities are close friends and collaborators, plus Cooper is taken: He’s been in a relationship with partner Benjamin Maisani for about seven years.
Could wedding bells be in their future?
“I’ve thought about it,” Cooper said with a smile.
Cooper and Vanderbilt’s new book The Rainbow Comes and Goes is on shelves now, and listen to Sway’s Universe on SiriusXM Ch. 720.