Watch What Happens Live host, Andy Cohen, recently became a father to baby Benjamin Allen. Having the celeb as a father, baby Ben has already met more celebrities than most of us do in a lifetime. Not stopping there, baby Ben was just crowned PEOPLE's "Cutest Baby Alive of 2019" in this year's issue of Sexiest Man Alive.
Now 9-months-old, Benjamin came into the world via a surrogate from California. Cohen says that he is forever indebted to the woman who birthed Benjamin because she gave him the most precious gift this life can offer.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Cohen spoke about surrogacy, touching on the fact that it's illegal in a lot of states even in today's day and age. "I don't understand why," he said. "It's a voluntary process, obviously." Cohen, who had always dreamed of becoming a father, felt very blessed when he was given the opportunity without having necessarily met the love of his life first.
"Fatherhood is a new adventure every day, and watching Ben grow has been a total joy and eye-opening joy ride," Cohen states in the article about his son. Ben's nine months have been nothing other than productive with having met Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Anderson Cooper, Jimmy Fallon, and Vicki Gunvalson so far.
Cohen also explains to PEOPLE that since birth, Ben has also formed an irreplaceable bond with his dog, Wacha, who Cohen had adopted prior to his birth. Other than that, Ben's days have been spent learning new things, visiting Dad at work, and traveling to the Hamptons. Cohen also reveals that baby Ben's favorite sports teams are the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues.
Having been there for Benjamin's birth, Andy Cohen has felt a strong connection to his son since the start. Joking that he wished his son would be born with hair, Cohen says "he really overdelivered" in that area. "That was the first thing you see, the head of hair coming out," he laughs. "And I was amazed."
Now, Cohen says the "Cutest Baby Alive of 2019" winner is everything he has ever needed and he is beyond worth it. Cohen shares that nothing beats the laugh or smile he gets from his son daily. "It can feel overwhelming," he says, "[but] everything feels right."