Anderson Cooper paid tribute to his late mom Gloria Vanderbilt on the first anniversary of her death Wednesday.
The CNN anchor, 53, recalled his mom’s “extraordinary and indomitable spirit” as he mirrored on her life in an Instagram submit.
“My mother, @gloriavanderbilt, died one 12 months in the past as we speak. She is alive in my coronary heart and within the hearts of all who knew her and cherished her,” Cooper started. “She had a rare and indomitable spirit, grit, willpower, ardour, and vulnerability.”
Vanderbilt, the great-great-granddaughter of delivery and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, died on the age of 95 on June 17, 2019. She had been recognized with “very superior” abdomen most cancers earlier that month and was surrounded by family members when she handed, Cooper mentioned on the time.
“She skilled nice love and horrific tragedies, however she by no means misplaced her nearly childlike optimism; her openness to the world round her,” Cooper continued in his submit from Wednesday. “She selected to stay weak. Others would have closed off their hearts, protected themselves.”
Cooper added that his mom “wished to see and listen to and really feel all the things….and that’s precisely what she did. Bravo, Mother, Bravo.”
Earlier than her death, Cooper had informed Vanderbilt of his plans to grow to be a father. In April, he welcomed his first youngster, son Wyatt Morgan, by way of surrogate.
“He’s candy, and comfortable and wholesome and I’m past joyful,” Cooper mentioned on CNN on the time.
Wyatt is known as for Cooper’s late father, whereas the center identify Morgan comes from Vanderbilt’s aspect.