"Tonight, I want you to be the first to know that after many years of careful deliberation, a fair amount of prayers, and the benefit of science, if all goes according to plan, in about six weeks' time I am going to become a father," Cohen emotionally revealed. "Thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future. Family means everything to me and having one of my own that I have wanted in my heart my entire life. And though it's taken most me longer than most to get there, I can't wait for what I envision to be the most rewarding chapter yet."
In April, Cohen opened up to ET's Nischelle Turner about taking next steps in his life after turning 50.
"I think that the rest of what I need to do is all personal. You know, settling down with someone, you know, now that I'm where I wanna be professionally I think I can relax and kind of set up the rest of my life," he shared. Cohen then acknowledged that circumstances may be different if he were a woman of the same age.
"I think one of the unfair things about being a man is that you don't have... the clock is not ticking in the way that it is for women who wanna have kids, and it's just not fair," Cohen said. "If I decided that I wanted to start a family right now, I could do it and it's so much harder for a woman who wants to have her own kids."