Two weeks later, Cooper traveled to Dallas once again and grabbed a bite to eat at a local pizza place.
to break Cooper’s “cardinal rule” before they even met in person — mentioning his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. “I knew within 45 seconds I was never going on a date with Andy Cohen,” CNN host Cooper told Jimmy Fallon. ” While the pair never became romantically engaged, they did go on to form a close friendship.“Andy violated my cardinal rule.” “I remember that something that I did made him shut down, so now I know,” Cohen replied. The pair are now set to co-host CNN’s New Year’s Eve show after comic Kathy Griffin was fired by the network following comments about president Trump.He has made at least five trips to see Lopez over the past few months.The journalist brought Lopez along with him on a business trip to New Orleans in mid-January, where Lopez posted a photo of the Cooper lounging in their hotel room and celebrating Mardi Gras.