We've been hearing about more and more parents who have to be separated from their children due to exposure to the coronavirus—Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, being one of them. Last week we reported the news of Andy's separation from his 1-year-old son Ben due to his COVID-19 diagnosis, and today, we get to (happily!) report on their reunion.
Andy shared, "I've hosted reunions for years, but yesterday's was the best one yet," and melted all of our hearts instantly.
On his SiriusXM show Radio Andy he talked about how sweet it was saying he raced in to see his son after taping the show.
"I opened the door that leads me down the hallway and when I open that door, he knows that I'm coming, always. That's usually a sign, so he usually gets excited. And Theresa who's my superhuman baby nurse was like, 'Who's that? Is that your Daddy?' So I peeked my head around the corner and was standing there and he looked over and his eyes were just—you know he has such big wide eyes—he looked over and his mouth was just, wide open with delight is how I would describe it."
Cohen continued: "It was not like a movie reunion where he ran over or anything like that. He stayed there, but he was definitely delighted. And I didn't overdo it either cause I didn't wanna, ya know... I guess I did, actually, because I picked him up and started throwing him up in the air, so yeah, actually, I did overdo it and he was loving that."
We can't blame you for overdoing it, Andy. We'd be right there in the same enthusiastic boat as you.
Because being separated from our children is heartbreaking to even think about. Many healthcare workers are self-isolating right now for the greater good of their communities and families and when Cohen announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on March 20th, he thanked those selfless and heroic medical workers in his post. He also used his large platform to remind his followers of the importance in staying home. (Which we're grateful for.)
He told Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb of TODAY, "I'm still kind of trying to social distance from him as much as I can even though the doctors say it's OK." We're with you, Andy—we understand your worry and we understand your happiness, too. We're glad you're feeling better, and we're so happy to see you two together again.
Watch What Happens Live (at home) is back, so we'll be checking in with you there.