Benjamin Maisani is the owner of gay bar clubs like Eastern Bloc, Atlas Social Club and Bedlam Bar & Lounge. He is also known for being the love interest of journalist Anderson Cooper. He used to be very shy and after getting into the club business he started to socialize. He also still prefers to stay away from media attention. He was recently blessed with the second child through surrogacy with Anderson.
Benjamin Maisani was born on January 27, 1973 in Corsica, France. The information about his parents and siblings is currently unavailable. His parents were devout Catholics and his nationality is American French. He was very interested in collecting antiques and reading books as he was very shy and introverted.
Benjamin completed his high school education at a local school in France. He later decided to study film in New York. He attended Hunter College and majored in filmmaking as a graduate and postgraduate degree.
Benjamin Maisani’s career
After college he went to the Morgan Library in New York and worked over there. He also spent most of his time reading novels. His next job was to work at a gay bar called Barracuda. The information about his interest in filmmaking has not been shared. He saved money from his previous jobs and used it to start a business.
In New York he owns three gay bars called Eastern Bloc, Atlas Social Club and Bedlam Bar & Lounge. The bars have also received a lot of media attention. It is also one of the best meeting places for gay people. He has interacted with many famous people such as Andy Cohen and Goldberg at his bar.
Benjamin Maisani biography
|Real name||Benjamin Maisani|
|date of birth||January 27, 1973|
|Age (as of 2022)||49 years|
|place of birth||Corsica, France|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 79kg – in pounds – 174 pounds|
|shoe size||9 (USA)|
|Hair color||dark brown|
|eye color||dark brown|
|University||Maisani and Hunter College|
|marital status||In relation|
|Is he gay?||Yes|
|children||Wyatt Morgan Cooper|
Benjamin was in a relationship with Anderson Cooper. Anderson is a journalist. He was first spotted with him on the CNN news show called Anderson Cooper 360 degrees. Together they jointly owned houses in Brazil, New York and other places. They began dating in 2009 and split in 2018.
On April 30, 2020, they were blessed with a baby boy, Wyatt, via surrogate mother. Although they are not together, they raise Wyatt together. In 2022, Anderson announced the birth of a second child on his CNN show Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday. Her second child’s name is Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper.
Benjamin Maisani Net Worth
Benjamin Maisani has made a lot of money from owning three bars in New York and also from his previous jobs. According to sources, his net worth was estimated at around $8 million. He also attends various events as he is also popularly known for his relationship with journalist Anderson Cooper.
Facts About Benjamin Maisani
- He belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group.
- Working as a bartender at Barracuda made him more social and confident.
- He was credited for his relationship with Cooper in the 2014 New York Times article.
- In 2014 he opened Lovegun, a closed gay nightclub in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
- In 2009, he and Anderson bought a renovated Greenwich Village fire station.
- He was spotted spending time with Kelly Ripa, Sarah Jessica Parker and others in New York.
- Anderson announced the birth of his second child while on the show live.