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Anderson Cooper: Andy Cohen Broke My ‘Cardinal Rule’ of Dating Within Two Minutes

Such a turnoff! Anderson Cooper revealed that Andy Cohen broke his “cardinal rule” of dating during a Wednesday, November 30, appearance on Watch What Happens Live. See what he had to say in the video above!

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According to the CNN news anchor, 49, he and pal Cohen, 48, almost went on a blind date several years ago. However, the Bravo head honcho ruined his chances for a romantic night out because he came off just a tad too interested in Cooper’s famous socialite mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.

“Andy and I were first set up on a blind date, which never happened because we had a phone call and after two minutes I said, ‘I’m not dating this guy,'” Cooper recounted to a red-faced Cohen and fellow guest and BFF Kelly Ripa. “He broke my cardinal rule … he mentioned my mom within the first four sentences of meeting me.”

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Kelly Ripa and Anderson Cooper on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ Bravo

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Later on in the show, Cooper’s love life became a hot topic again when a viewer sent in a Facebook question asking if the openly gay broadcaster had ever “been with a woman.”

“I’ve gone on a date or two with a woman,” a bashful Cooper answered, to which Ripa, 46, pressed, “That’s not answering the question!”

The Anderson Cooper 360 personality elaborated just a bit more about his encounters with members of the opposite sex, saying, “I don’t think I’ve done more than kissing a woman, no, yes.”

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“You don’t think?” a skeptical Ripa asked.

Cooper clarified, “No, I mean, I know. I haven’t done more than kissing.”

Watch the video above. Watch What Happens Live airs on Bravo Sunday through Thursday at 11 p.m. ET.


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