Anderson Cooper has finally confirmed his breakup with longtime boyfriend Ben Maisani.
Rumours of their split have been circling since the CNN host was spotted in the company of Dr. Victor Lopez, 33, in Dallas, Texas, multiple times.
In an official statement, Cooper confirmed the news: “Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much.”
“We remain the best of friends,” he continued, “and will continue to share much of our lives together.”
According to The Daily Mail, the former couple appear to be still living together. Both Cooper and Maisani were seen leaving their home on Tuesday and heading to the gym.
Cooper purchased the house back in 2009 when he and the nightclub mogul started dating.
Cooper was first spotted in visiting Lopex over Christmas, and have continued to see eachother regularally since.