Anderson Hays Cooper was born on June 3, 1967 in New York City. Cooper is a journalist, TV personality and author. His mother is the famous Gloria Vanderbilt. His father died on January 5, 1978, from heart complications at the age of 50. Cooper had an older brother named Carter Vanderbilt Cooper. His brother committed suicide on July 22, 1988, by jumping from the terrace of his mother’s penthouse apartment. Cooper is openly gay. He has never been married and has no children.