Andy Cohen is back with his son Benjamin, aged one, after nearly two weeks apart.
The Watch What Happens Live talk show host was in isolation after suffering from COVID-19.
On Tuesday the 51-year-old shared a photo with his boy as he joked in the caption, ‘I’ve hosted reunions for years, but yesterday’s was the best one yet. ♥️’ Andy is known for hosting the Real Housewives reunions for Bravo.
Back together: Andy Cohen is back with his son Benjamin, aged one, after nearly two weeks apart. The Watch What Happens Live talk show host was in isolation after suffering from COVID-19
The reunions he is known for: Andy is known for hosting the Real Housewives reunions for Bravo. Seen with the stars of The Real Housewives Of Orange County during season eight
Andy looked to be in good health as he wore a turquoise Polo hoodie while smiling at his son. His child wore a printed top as he reached out to dad. They were on the floor of Benjamin’s play room with toy cars in the background and a grey stuffed pig.
Also on Tuesday he told the Today show that it was a ‘delightful’ reunion.
‘I can’t say it was one from a movie, I joined him playing blocks and he immediately started knocking down what I was making,’ Cohen joked. ‘But he was delighted, his face lit up, he touched me a lot. was very sweet.’
And Cohen also told Today what his quarantine was like: ‘I just stayed in my room, really, for that whole time. When he was in the kitchen, I wasn’t in the kitchen. He, I guess, thought I was out of town, I don’t know what.’
Separated: The TV host said the ‘very worst part’ of his coronavirus experience was not being able to spend time with son Benjamin, 13 months
The day before the TV staple said the ‘very worst part’ of his experience was not being able to spend time with son.
That same day he said he was feeling better and was cleared by doctors to see his little boy.
Speaking on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy, he stated: ‘Today is a huge day for me, not only am I back on the radio and Watch What Happens Live but I have been quarantined from Ben for the last 12 days or so and I’m gonna get to see him right after the show.
Feeling better: The star revealed on Monday that he finally gets to see his son after being separated from him for 12 days while he fought coronavirus
‘My doctor, two doctors, said it would be safe to see him yesterday and I freaked out on Saturday night, worried… so I was like let me just add a day to that – so I’m going to see him today,’
Andy also detailed the symptoms he suffered throughout his sickness including a tight chest and loss of appetite.
‘It took 10 or 11 days to work through my system, and it takes a bit to get my energy back,’ he said. ‘You go downstairs to make a piece of toast and you come back and you need to relax.’
He continued: ‘I took a lot of Tylenol, a lot of Vitamin C and liquids…my symptoms were a fever, tightness in my chest, a cough, very, very achy, a lot of aches and pains in the body and very tired. Some chills, loss of smell and appetite.’
One piece of advice Andy gave listeners was to purchase a pulse oximeter, to measure oxygen in the blood.
‘I’m gonna get to see him right after the show’ Andy revealed on Monday’s SiriusXM’s Radio Andy
‘One thing I can recommend to people that made me feel really good about having… [is] a pulse oximeter.
‘It’s this little machine that you can get at the drug store that you put your finger in, and it not only takes your pulse, but it measures how much oxygen you’re getting to your lungs,
‘My doctor told me what the reading would be in case it would be a cause for concern or alarm because what you want to do is stay as far away as possible from hospitals.’
Andy said he appreciated being able to be proactive at home and to know whether he needed to go to hospital or not.
‘I took a lot of Tylenol, a lot of Vitamin C and liquids…my symptoms were a fever, tightness in my chest, a cough, very, very achy, a lot of aches and pains in the body and very tired. Some chills, loss of smell and appetite.’ Andy said of his experience with COVID-19
Reassuring: One piece of advice Andy gave listeners was to purchase a pulse oximeter, which measures oxygen in the blood and helped to put his mind at rest when he was sick
‘You could scare yourself and think, “Oh my God, my lungs don’t feel right,” but you could use this pulse oximeter and see, “OK, well actually, you’re fine, you’re within the range,”‘ he explained.
‘So that’s my pro-tip,’ Andy said. ‘Make sure you have Tylenol and a pulse oximeter.’
He certainly looked in better spirits as he posed in a colorful striped sweater in an Instagram snap to announce the news and reveal his upcoming guests. ‘Happy to report I’m feeling better and am returning to @radioandysxm this morning, and will try to end your day with a smile when we begin WWHL@Home tonight featuring @neneleakes @lisarinna @mrjerryo!’
He ended his note with a thanks to the medical staff working in the hospitals treating coronavirus sufferers and those providing essential services, ‘THANK YOU TO EVERYONE ON THE FRONT LINES OF COVID-19!’
WWHL was set to return on Sunday March 22 but was put on hold after Andy got sick with the extremely infectious disease.
On the mend: The 51-year-old host revealed on March 20 that he has been tested positive for the disease then went into quarantine at his West Village apartment
Hiatus: WWHL @ Home was set to return on March 22 but then Andy got sick and the show put on hold
Last week the TV host said the hardest thing about being sick and quarantined was being separated from his son Benjamin.
During an episode of SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live, he said: ‘I’ll tell you what I know from the nanny cam and from video, because I can’t see him, which is the very worst part. But he’s great and his nanny [tested] negative.’
On March 20 he revealed his diagnosis on Instagram, writing: ‘After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus,
‘As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better.
‘I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.’