12:43 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 07/02/2012 11:55AM
Anderson Cooper has some news to share.
"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud," the CNN anchor, 45, wrote Monday in an open letter to his longtime friend Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast.
The host of Anderson Cooper: 360º also says that he has waited until now to announce the fact because, "As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn't matter."
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