Today fans are in luck this week: Andy Cohen is guest hosting Today with Hoda & Jenna alongside Hoda Kotb while Jenna Bush Hager remains on maternity leave—and viewers couldn't be more excited to have him back.
On Monday's episode of Today with Hoda & Jenna, Kotb and Cohen were chatting about Trace Adkin's recent wedding to longtime girlfriend Victoria Pratt, because The Voice coach Blake Shelton, who is close friends with Adkin, stepped in as surprise officiant.
Kotb has been very open about her love for the country star, openly admitting she's had a crush on him as far back as 2013. Though Kotb has been dating financier Joel Schiffman since 2013 and has gushed about being in love with him, she joked that it would be "weird" to have Shelton officiate her wedding, because of the obvious.
"I'm assuming when you get married, you will be putting in a call to Blakey, because that's who you're going to want to officiate your wedding, right?" Cohen playfully asked Kotb.
"I think that would be weird, because I love Blake!" she admitted, then shot back with a serious question asking Cohen if he wants to get married.
"I would love to get married, absolutely!" Cohen replied. "We didn't fight this hard to not have it happen. I'd love it."
The Watch What Happens Live host is currently single, though he's definitely on the market after breaking up with boyfriend Clifton Dassuncao in early 2018. Cohen also welcomed his first child Benjamin Allen in February 2019 as a single dad.
"When I came out to my parents in 1988, my mom said she had to mourn the life that I wasn't going to be able to have. And that life meant getting married and having kids," he told People in an interview.
At the time, Cohen said people were dying of AIDs in the gay community. "So all these years later, gay men are raising families and getting married," he said. "There were points where I thought that it was too late for me or that I was really focused on my career, and I was having too much fun to think about it. It was still there nagging at me in the back of my head."
At 51, Cohen felt more than ready to raise Benjamin as a single father. "It's not something in your mind—'Oh, I want to do this alone.' But I like being alone," Andy told People. "I didn't want to wait."
That said, he's willing to let the right person into his family, should he find him. "To me it would have to be a very special person to say, 'Let's do this together,'" he said. "And I would love that, and that person could be having coffee down the street at this moment and I'll meet him soon."
"I think that I will probably be looking for different types of guys," he said. "I'll be looking for guys you want to bring home to Mom or bring home to your son." So, yes, wedding bells could certainly be in Cohen's future (and we'll be waiting for our invite!).
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Andy Cohen Told Hoda Kotb That He'd "Absolutely" Love to Get Married One Day, Source:https://www.prevention.com/sex/relationships/a29475324/today-show-andy-cohen-marriage/