Anderson Cooper has today announced the birth of his son with an adorable Instagram post.
Just wait until you find out the incredible and touching meaning behind his name...
Anderson Cooper was born into a prominent New York City family.
Cooper went on to study at the lucrative Yale University.
via: Getty ImagesAnd, after earning a B.A. in political science, he got a job as a fact-checker for Channel One News - a news program broadcast in many American middle and high schools.
During his time there, he decided to go off on his own venture.Britannica.
After seeing his work, Channel One decided to air his pieces.
Cooper has had an extremely lucrative career in journalism.
In 1994, he landed one of his biggest gigs yet.
However, in 2000, Cooper's career took a slight detour.
via: Getty ImagesThe star made the decision to leave news reporting to host ABC’s prime-time reality television show The Mole.
In 2001, he took the job as a reporter for CNN.
Of course, he didn't stop there...
But, in 2005, Cooper well and truly caught the world's attention.
via: Getty ImagesThe journalism veteran received national attention for his reporting on the devastation to the U.S. Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Katrina.
While still working for CNN, Cooper went off on other TV-related ventures.
In 2012, Anderson publically came out as gay.EW.
He went on to reveal that he "forgot" to tell his mom.
But it seems that Cooper is entering a brand new chapter in his life...
The news anchor took to Instagram to share a touching post with his fans.
via: Instagram"I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father," he wrote. "He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy."
"As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child."
via: Instagram"And I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth."
He then revealed his son's name.
via: InstagramAnd the meaning behind it is truly heartwarming.