Trouble in Paradise for Anderson Cooper, Partner? Despite rumors of engagement, Ben Maisani caught kissing another guy By Mark Russell, Newser Staff Posted Aug 13, 2012 9:28 AM CDT 27 comments Comments Anderson Cooper riding his bikes around New York with rumored long-time boyfriend Benjamin Maisani. Although reportedly engaged, Maisani was caught making out with someone else in an NYC park. (PeterGay) (Newser) – Anderson Cooper said he kept quiet about his sexuality for years because he didn't want his private life to overwhelm his journalism. Oops, too late. Because now the Daily Mail has plenty of steamy pics of Cooper's long-time boyfriend (and rumored fiance) Ben Maisani making out with another guy in a New York City park. As the owner of a popular club and large biceps, Maisani has been reportedly dating Cooper for three years, although the pair have experienced problems because of Cooper's extensive travel schedule and Maisani's late nights. No word from Coop, though, on how he feels about the pics.