We are still family to each other, and love each other very much," he said."We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together." Us Weekly reported Cooper and Maisani, who were first linked in 2009, attended a benefit together March 10 in New York.He eventually began to climb the ladder of journalism, working for ABC News as correspondent and co-anchor from 1995 to 2001.Since 2001, he has been with CNN where he has become one of the most celebrated news and television personalities.Anderson Cooper has called it quits with boyfriend Benjamin Maisani.The 50-year-old television personality said in a statement Thursday to People that he and Maisani remain "the best of friends" after breaking up "some time ago." "Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago.Cooper, with whom she anchored CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage since 2007, was among those to condemn images of the comic holding Donald Trump’s sethered head.
Benjamin Maisani does not boast nearly as robust a portfolio as his partner.For a celebrity couple, they have managed to keep their personal business private, offering up only the occasional Instagram selfie and video.The name Anderson Cooper is definitely known by a lot of people inside and outside the media world.The presenters are among the most famous gay public figures in America, and it turns out they originally met on a blind date.Friends thought the two men would be ideal for each other – but their romantic set-up turned out to be something of a disaster.