Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on July 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Wire Image)WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: TV personality Anderson Cooper arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. Rodriguez/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Anderson Cooper visits Elvis Duran and Z100 morning show team at the Z100 Studios on August 19, 2011 in New York City.Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper would be the best Hollywood couple ever. "He broke my cardinal rule: he mentioned my mom within the first four sentences of meeting me." Cooper's mother is, for those unaware, the heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt.
(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Anderson Live)Honoree Pushpa Basnet the Early Childhood Development Center and host Anderson Cooper onstage during the CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium on December 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. JPG WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: Bill Gates, and Anderson Cooper attend Together To End AIDS: An Evening To Benefit amf AR and GBCHealth at John F.(Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Television personality Anderson Cooper arrives to 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on August 27, 2013 in New York City.(Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/Wire Image)NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: (L-R) Actress Betty White, television personality Lisa Vanderpump, and media personality Anderson Cooper pose for a picture as 'RHOBH' Lisa Vanderpump Co-Host's Anderson Live With Guest Betty White at CBS Studios on January 8, 2013 in New York City.As he explained, "It's become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something–something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid.This is distressing because it is simply not true.""I've also been reminded recently that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible," he told the Daily Beast.“He mentioned my mom within the first four sentences of meeting me.”Cooper and Cohen, now close friends currently on a national tour, appear to have moved past the snafu.