Andy Cohen’s son Ben takes his first steps as pair stroll outside NYC apartment to cheer coronavirus first responders – The Sun

ANDY Cohen has described feeling "purest joy" taking his son Ben out on a stroll in New York City for the first time.

Andy, 51, hit the streets of the Big Apple with Ben, 1, to cheer on first responders battling the coronavirus.

Showing some early fashion chops, Ben, rocked a The Grateful Dead t-shirt, dark denim jeans and blue sneakers.

Dad Andy wore yellow Adidas sneaker, blue chinos and a red t-shirt, while also donning a black face mask – children under the age of two are not recommended to wear them.

Ben eagerly held his dad's hand on their afternoon stroll and stopped to inspect a bed of colorful tulips.

The Bravo TV host then took to Instagram to describe feeling the "purest joy" at taking Ben out on the streets for "his first time".

Andy wanted to take Ben out to join in the 'clap because we care' moment which happens at 7pm in New York to pay tribute to the frontline workers taking on coronavirus.

New Yorkers chose 7pm as the time to celebrate the workers as it's usually the change of shift time at hospitals.

The moment was very personal for Andy who himself is recovering from COVID-19.

The Watch What Happens Live was diagnosed with coronavirus and had to be quarantined away from Ben.

Andy announced he had contracted the disease on Instagram: "After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus.

"As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better.

"I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.”

Most recently the Watch What Happens Live host called out "antiquated and discriminatory" laws which prevented him from donating plasma because he was gay.

"We’re wearing masks.

"Why can’t we adapt when it comes to this rule?"

This followed the Bravo dad not being allowed to donate plasma following recovering from COVID-19.

He explained the FDA has urgently called for the plasma because it's rich in antibodies.

However, Andy said he was told he was ineligible to donate.
He relayed more "relaxed" regulations still require gay men to abstain from all sexual relations, regardless of their relationship status, for three months in order to avoid the transmission of HIV.

However he added all blood donated is already screened for HIV, and there is "no such blanket restrictions" for straight people.

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