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Anderson Cooper Sends Ben Maisani Packing, Commiserates With Kelly Ripa

Timing is everything: The pictures of Anderson Cooper‘s boyfriend, Ben Maisani, pressing lips with another dude surfaced just as the couple was starting their seafaring vacation in sunny Croatia.(Who knew?)

According to the National Enquirer, Coop was caught “completely off guard” and ended their rumored engagement—making Maisani walk the plank off their yacht and head back to the States.

It’s likely AC was humiliated by the photos, not Maisani’s extracurricular smooching, as the two have had some wiggle room in their relationship for quite some time. (Nothing wrong with that.)

Fortunately, fellow gorgeous fortysomething Kelly Ripa was there to console Cooper, who posted the above picture on Instagram. We feel bad for AC: He’s  worked to have some privacy (Instagram photos notwithstanding), and now his romantic relationship is being thrown into the media spotlight.

At the same time, we can’t imagine anything more fun than a post-break-up kiki aboard a yacht with AC and Kelly. We’ll bring the cheap Pinot!

Source: Scallywag and VagabondPhoto: Anderson Cooper