Anderson Cooper Gets Support From Hollywood After Coming Out

Posted Monday July 2, 2012 6:30 PM GMT

After officially announcing that he is a gay man, Anderson Cooper is receiving an immense amount of support from the celebrity circle via Twitter.

As previously reported by GossipCenter, the journalist revealed his sexuality in an interview with CNN blogger Andrew Sullivan and stated, “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."

Hollywood took to their social media pages to show support and this is what they shared.

Neil Patrick Harris: “Good for you, @AndersonCooper. You’re awesome.”

Kristen Bell: “A bold and beautiful statement by someone who is smarter than all of us, journalist @andersoncooper.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “One of the reasons I look up to my friend @andersoncooper is his amazing eloquence. Very proud of him!”

Ellen DeGeneres: “I’m proud of you, @AndersonCooper.”

Russell Simmons: “Happy for Anderson Cooper…”

Marlee Matlin: “Bravo @andersoncooper! xo M.”

Kelly Ripa: “So proud of you @andersoncooper. Always have been, always will be.”

Mia Farrow: “In a perfect world, I don’t think it’s anyone else’s business – Anderson Cooper.”

Kathy Griffin posted a photo of her and Cooper, along with the tweet, ”Here I am w/ my friend @andersoncooper who I’m so proud of.”

NeNe Leakes: “That did it…Now I really love @andersoncooper.”

Lance Bass: “What a classy guy.”

Joan Rivers: “@AndersonCooper came out! So, THAT’S why he never wanted to date me! I would’ve loved having Gloria Vanderbilt as my mother-in-law.”

Michael McKean: “Anderson Cooper helps us move ‘what shouldn’t matter’ closer to ‘what doesn’t matter. #someday.’”

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