Andy Cohen says he's 'more vulnerable' as a single parent of 2 and repeatedly cried after a family outing made him feel lonely
Andy Cohen appeared on "Two Ts in a Pod with Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge" Thursday.
Cohen said parenting felt "lonelier" following the birth of his daughter last year.
He recalled feeling isolated after realizing he was the only single parent at a park.
Andy Cohen spoke about feeling "vulnerable" as a single parent to his two children, Benjamin Allen, 4, and Lucy Eve, 1.
Cohen shared details during an interview with former "Real Housewives" stars Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge on their podcast, "Two Ts in a Pod," Thursday. While discussing Cohen's new book, "The Daddy Diaries: The Year I Grew Up," Cohen said the birth of his daughter changed him as a parent.
"I felt way more in control when I had just one. Then when I had two, I not only felt ... I don't want to say I felt out of control, but I just felt the experience got a little lonelier for me. I started to feel more vulnerable," Cohen said.
He then recalled an instance when he took his children to the park but noticed he was the only single parent present.
"The sprinklers went off. I didn't know to have a change of clothes," Cohen told Mellencamp and Judge. "I looked around, and I'm the only single parent there. I'm the only gay dad. I just felt like I was on an island, and I went back to my house, and I cried."
Cohen added: "And I cried more than once. Somehow it opened up a vulnerability. It was just a trigger."
Cohen welcomed his son via surrogate in February 2019 and Lucy via surrogate in April 2022, according to People. The father-of-two regularly shares photos of his children on Instagram.
In the same interview, Cohen contemplated conversing with his children about being in the public eye as they age. The cohosts referenced an interview Jennifer Lopez did with Audacy this month, where she admitted to feeling guilty because her children struggled with having famous parents.
"I don't know, "Cohen said. "I think that answer will come based on what my relationship with them is."
In June 2022, Cohen said during a Sirius XM interview with Jeff Lewis that he still has embryos that he can save for his children.
"You know what I'm thinking? This is crazy, but like, if either of them cannot have kids, maybe in 20 years they'll defrost their sibling and raise them as a child," he said.
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