Anderson Cooper is reeling after photos of his longtime boyfriend, Ben Maisani, kissing another man in an NYC park surfaced on Aug. 12, and now Life & Style can reveal exclusively how the Anderson Cooper 360 host found out about the news.
"Anderson was with Ben in Croatia when he was told about the photos," a source tells Life & Style. "They were on a yacht. They flew to Croatia on Aug. 11, one day after the photos were taken. Anderson's upset -- who wouldn't be?"
Anderson, 45, and Ben, 39, who have been together for more than three years, do not have an open relationship, a source close to Ben insists, so the betrayal has hit Anderson hard.
Last month, Anderson, 45, publicly admitted he was gay and happier than ever.
"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself and proud," he said.
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