Not always does love win for many couples, even celebrity ones. Anderson Cooper and his ex-partner/boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani, also officially parted ways in March 2018. They looked perfect together. So what happened between the French American businessman Maisani and CNN reporter Cooper?
Here we will talk about Anderson Cooper’s ex-boyfriend Benjamin Maisaini and find out the cause of his split with his former boyfriend, Anderson Cooper. Alongside this, we will know his net worth & professional accomplishments beginning with his bio.
Who Is Benjamin Maisani?
Benjamin Maisani is a French American businessman born on 27 January 1973. He is originally from Corsica, France, and is famous as an owner of a gay bar chain. Additionally, he is also known as the ex-boyfriend of CNN News anchor, Anderson Cooper.
Benjamin Maisani Career
While there is no information relating to his early life, Benjamin Maisani obtained his bachelor’s degree with a major in arts from Hunter College and moved to New York in his early twenties. Benjamin Maisani intially worked as a librarian at the Morgan Library, and after a year, he went to work at a gay bar.
After gaining significant experience in bar-business, Benjamin became an owner of a bar, Eastern Bloc. His bar entertained some famous American personalities like Andy Cohen, Whoopi Goldberg, who were his regular customers. He reportedly met his future partner Anderson Cooper while Cooper visited the bar.
Apart from Eastern Bloc, Maisani also owns the Bedlam Bar & Lounge and Atlas Social Club.
Benjamin Maisani Net worth
He is the owner of several pubs and restaurants and earns heavy from these business ventures. As of 2019, Benjamin Maisani’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million.
However, Benjamin Maisani’s ex-boyfriend, Anderson Cooper’s current net worth is $100 million. He is one of the highest-paid CNN journalists.
Benjamin Maisani’s Relationship With Ex-Partner/Boyfriend Anderson Cooper
As mentioned above, Benjamin Maisani and Anderson Cooper first met each other in Maisani’s gay bar, Eastern Bloc. The former couple was secretly dating since 2009, but Anderson Cooper formally acknowledged their relationship only in May 2015.
Since then, they began to appear together. In 2016, Architectural Digest featured the pair together in Cooper’s home in Brazil. But after nearly a decade long relationship, Anderson revealed that the couple separated in March 2018. Benjamin Maisani and Anderson Cooper officially split in March 2018. The reason behind their split is not known.
However, several sources cite Cooper’s busy work to be the catalyst in ending their relationship. Cooper, however, has stated that they still are a family and love each other very much even after their breakup.
Likewise, Cooper told PEOPLE in a heartwarming statement that they will remain the best of friends and share much of their lives.
Before their split, the former pair also did some traveling together. They vacationed in Tahiti in July alongside close friends Diane von Furstenberg, Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk, Allison Williams.
According to Daily Mail, following his split from his ex-boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani, Anderson was spending time with a Dallas based doctor named Victor Lopez. They also made a trip to Boston, where Cooper performed his show with Andy Cohen. In late February, Cooper reportedly attended Lopez’s birthday party. The pair, however, isn’t seen together since early August 2019, and people suspect that they are now separate.
Fast Facts On Anderson Cooper’s Ex-Partner Benjamin Maisani
- He is currently 46 years of age.
- Benjamin Maisani is not active on social media platforms.
- His astronomical sign is Aquarius.
- Maisani stands at a decent height of 5 feet 10 inches/1.77 meters.
- He comes from a rigorous Catholic family.
Benjamin Maisani’s Age, Career, Facts, & Wiki Table
|Full Name||Benjamin Maisani|
|Age||46 years old|
|Birthdate||27 January 1973|
|Net worth||$4 million|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches/1.77 meters|