88 Celebrities Who Have Kept Their Sexual Orientation Hidden But Are Finally Coming Out

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88. Anderson Cooper & Benjamin Maisani

Anderson Cooper ranks quite high as far as popular and well-respected news anchors are concerned. Cooper started dating night club owner Benjamin Maisani back in 2009. However, in March 2018, Cooper confirmed that they have broken up.

“I’ve begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh personal and professional principle. It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something—something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true. … The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud”