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'I'm In Love': Andy Cohen Shares First Photo After Welcoming Son Benjamin Allen

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Feb. 5 2019, Updated 2:06 p.m. ET

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Andy Cohen is a dad!

This Monday, February 4, the Watch What Happens Live host announced the birth of his first child, a boy.

"WOW! This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen," he captioned a black-and-white photo of himself smiling with joy while holding his newborn.

Cohen, 50, said the baby boy was 9 pounds, 2 ounces and 20 inches. He was born via surrogate at 6:35 p.m. PT.

"He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen. I'm in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I'm a dad. Wow," concluded the TV star, clearly overcome with emotion after welcoming his child.

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Moments after the happy announcement, Cohen's Real Housewives ladies reacted.

"How beautiful is this ? I'm so happy for you @bravoandy," wrote Kyle Richards, reposting Cohen's gorgeous photo.

"Get up on a table and dance for @Andy and his beautiful baby Benjamin NOW!!!!!!" commented Lisa Rinna.

Cohen first announced that he was expecting his first child via surrogate on the December 20 episode of WWHL. At the time, he was sitting down with Housewives Vicki Gunvalson, Ramona Singer, NeNe Leakes, Kyle Richards and Teresa Giudice, all who clapped and cheered excitedly upon hearing the news. Now, six weeks later, his little boy is here, and as exclusively reported, Cohen may be moving permanently to Los Angeles to raise him!

"That smile is contagious. Benjamin Allen Cohen, welcome to the world! @Andy welcome to the magical world of parenting. I'm so happy for you both," tweeted Dorit Kemsley.

"Couldn't be happier for you @Andy welcome to the club .. can't wait to meet him. You're gonna be the best dad ever," wrote Denise Richards.

The Real Housewives cast members couldn't stop gushing about his new arrival. Though the show host split from longtime love Clifton Dassuncao last March, they all agreed he will be a great single dad.

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"Congratulations to my favorite boss @Andy now you have a new boss," joked Brandi Glanville.

"Congratulations @Andy on the greatest love of your life Benjamin Allen Cohen!!! Baby you've got #BAC" tweeted Bethenny Frankel.

"CONGRATULATIONS @Andy!!" wrote Dorinda Medley.

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