Anderson Cooper reveals & # 39; loneliness & # 39; in the first CNN show since the death of his mother Gloria Vanderbilt

Anderson Cooper revealed his loneliness after this mother's death in his first show on CNN last night.

Gloria Vanderbilt's funeral took place on Tuesday in New York after the fashion icon and socialite died on Monday at the age of 95.

She was the last member of Cooper's immediate family that remained after his father, actor and author Wyatt Emory Cooper, died when he was ten, and the suicide of his brother Carter when the news anchor was only 21.

Cooper described how the last nine days he had spent with his mother & # 39; the most extraordinary days of my life & # 39; goods.

He fought tears and told viewers: & My father died when I was ten and my brother when I was 21. She was the last of my immediate family … The last person who knew me from the beginning. They are all gone and it feels very lonely now. I hope they are at least together. & # 39;

American author and actor Wyatt Emory Cooper and heir Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper sit with their sons, Carter and Anderson in 1972 - Cooper's father died when he was ten and his brother jumped out of their Manhattan apartment when Cooper was 21

American author and actor Wyatt Emory Cooper and heir Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper sit with their sons, Carter and Anderson in 1972 – Cooper's father died when he was ten and his brother jumped out of their Manhattan apartment when Cooper was 21

In the first Cooper show on Thursday evening, he told viewers about the loneliness that aggravated him after his mother's death

In the first Cooper show on Thursday evening, he told viewers about the loneliness that aggravated him after his mother's death

In the first Cooper show on Thursday evening, he told viewers about the loneliness that aggravated him after his mother's death

Cooper told his viewers how they had kept their last days and played a well-known Peggy Lee album

Cooper told his viewers how they had kept their last days and played a well-known Peggy Lee album

Cooper told his viewers how they had kept their last days and played a well-known Peggy Lee album

Cooper described how she had played the 1969 record of Peggy Lee in her final days: & # 39; Is that all there is? & # 39; on his phone and hand in hand.

They sang along and waved their hands as if they were dancing. Cooper said: & # 39; Every time it ended, mother said: & # 39; Is not that great? & # 39;

The guest of CNN was joined by his former friend Ben Maisani when he was responsible for the funeral preparations for Vanderbilt, just over a year after Cooper revealed that he had split off from his partner for almost a decade.

Also present was Julio Cesar Recio, who was with Cooper from 2004 to 2009, the same year he met Maisani.

Not seen, however, were Vanderbilt & # 39; s two sons from her second marriage to conductor Leopold Stokowski: Leopold Stanislaus & # 39; Stan & # 39; Stokowski and Christopher Stokowski.

Cooper had talked about this day in the past and explained in a heartbreaking passage from his memoirs: “My father died in 1978, when I was ten; and my brother, Carter, committed suicide in 1988, when I was twenty-one, so my mother is the last person I left behind from my immediate family, the last person alive who was close to me when I was a kid. & # 39;

Last night he told his viewers: & They are all gone and it feels very lonely now. I hope they are at least together. & # 39;

Vanderbilt and her eldest son Stan, 68, had a close relationship, but that was not the case with Christopher, who had been estranged from his mother for more than forty years.

Cooper described how the last nine days he had spent with his mother & # 39; the most extraordinary days of my life & # 39; goods.

Cooper described how the last nine days he had spent with his mother & # 39; the most extraordinary days of my life & # 39; goods.

Cooper described how the last nine days he had spent with his mother & # 39; the most extraordinary days of my life & # 39; goods.

Last night he told his viewers about his family: & They are all gone and it feels very lonely now. I hope they are at least together & # 39;

Last night he told his viewers about his family: & They are all gone and it feels very lonely now. I hope they are at least together & # 39;

Last night he told his viewers about his family: & They are all gone and it feels very lonely now. I hope they are at least together & # 39;

In addition to her three sons, Vanderbilt is survived by at least two granddaughters, a grandson and two great-grandchildren.

Vanderbilt's youngest son, Cooper, 52, started talking to his brother two years ago after he and their mother published their memoirs The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss.

That book paid a lot of attention to Vanderbilt's third child, Cooper & # 39; s brother Carter, who opened his life in 1988 at the age of 23 by jumping off the balcony in the family's apartment complex in Manhattan.

Vanderbilt, who died on Monday at the age of 95, also appeared in Cooper in the HBO documentary Nothing Left Unsaid that same year.

Cooper paid tribute to his mother in a few moving social media messages on Tuesday, first for his own account and later on his mother's Instagram page.

Vanderbilt was to be buried alongside her fourth husband Wyatt, who died in 1978, and her son Carter on the Vanderbilt family plot on Staten Island.

She and Cooper were visiting the funeral in their HBO documentary, in which Vanderbilt spoke much more about her deceased son than Cooper.

& # 39; I love talking about him. It brings him to life, it brings him closer. It helps me to share a bit about how I felt about him, about him, & she said in 2017 as she popped up CBS Sunday morning.

Sinatra and Vanderbilt

Sinatra and Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt and Lumet

Vanderbilt and Lumet

Hollywood men: Vanderbilt was linked to Frank Sinatra after her second marriage fell apart (couple left in 1954) and later married Sidney Lumet (in the sixties)

Early start: Vanderbilt was only 17 when she married her first husband, agent and film producer Pat DiCicco (above in 1941)

Early start: Vanderbilt was only 17 when she married her first husband, agent and film producer Pat DiCicco (above in 1941)

Early start: Vanderbilt was only 17 when she married her first husband, agent and film producer Pat DiCicco (above in 1941)

Cooper said he reacted differently and struggled to deal with the loss of his brother and father.

& # 39; For me it certainly changed who I was, & # 39; he explained in the same interview.

& # 39; I think the person I was before was much more interesting and outgoing. I was probably much more introverted and very worried about the next catastrophe.

& # 39; And it has made me much more of an adult. & # 39;

Vanderbilt also paid tribute to her son on Instagram in 2018.

& # 39; Thirty years ago today, before my eyes, I lost Carter Cooper. My son. My life. My hope, & Vanderbilt wrote.

& # 39; In the years that followed his brother, my beloved Anderson, stood by my side and gave me love and strength. Carter is close and lives in me, as he was from the beginning, and as he always will be. & # 39;

In an excerpt from their memoirs, Cooper writes that he and his team set off in 2015 when he called his mother just before he left to let her know that he would be away and working abroad.

Family: She would be buried alongside her fourth husband Wyatt and son Carter on the Vanderbilt family plot in Staten Island (the Coopers in 1972)

Family: She would be buried alongside her fourth husband Wyatt and son Carter on the Vanderbilt family plot in Staten Island (the Coopers in 1972)

Family: She would be buried alongside her fourth husband Wyatt and son Carter on the Vanderbilt family plot in Staten Island (the Coopers in 1972)

Cooper held his mother's hand together in their final days before she died of 95-year-old cancer

Cooper held his mother's hand together in their final days before she died of 95-year-old cancer

Cooper held his mother's hand together in their final days before she died of 95-year-old cancer

& # 39; When she answered the phone, I immediately knew something was wrong. Her breath was short and she could barely speak & # 39 ;, writes Cooper.

Vanderbilt was sick the following months, fought a respiratory infection and told Cooper at one point; & # 39; I would like to have a few years left. There are still things that I would like to make, and I am very curious how things will turn out. What is going to happen now? & # 39;

Shortly thereafter, they started on the memoirs, which they composed in a series of e-mail exchanges over the course of a year.

Cooper summarized his mother's life at the beginning of the memoir by writing: & # 39; My mother has been famous for longer than anyone else living today. Her birth made the headlines, and for better or worse, she has been in the public eye ever since.

& # 39; Her successes and failures have taken place on a very brightly lit stage and she has lived many different lives; she was an actress, an artist, a designer and a writer; she has made fortunes, lost them, and brought them back. & # 39;

He further wrote: “She survived abuse, the loss of her parents, the death of a husband, the suicide of a son, and countless other traumas and betrayals that someone would have defeated without her relentless determination. & # 39;

The two corresponded via e-mails while working on the memoirs, and Cooper revealed that in the end the two got much more than just a book.

& # 39; I now know that it is never too late to change the relationship you have with someone who is important in your life: a parent, a child, a loved one, a friend. All you need is a willingness to be honest and make your old skin disappear, to let go of the old assumptions and trifles that you are still holding on to, & he said.

& # 39; I hope that the following will encourage you to think about your own relationships and perhaps help you start a new kind of conversation with someone you love. & # 39;

Cooper then asked: & # 39; After all, if not now, when? & # 39;

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