Anderson Cooper Guest Speaker at UT Arlington


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During a recent appearance at UT Arlington's Maverick Speaker Series, Anderson Cooper shared emotional life stories as well as some funny anecdotes about women that still been ask him out on dates.

While the CNN news anchor announced that he was gay only two years ago, he's apparently been getting asked out by females like crazy.

He even called them "very determined young ladies."

Cooper captivated the 6,000 members of the audience with personal stories from his past. He even grew emotional when remembering his father's death when he was only 10 years old.

Cooper also mentioned the tragedy of his brother's later suicide.

"Sometimes I wish I had a physical scar so people would see the pain I felt," he said. "I know what it's like to be on the other side of the camera, and it's not a good feeling."

Cooper also addressed his struggle with separating his life from the lives of those within his intricate news stories.

He went on to say that over the years, it's become increasingly difficult for him to separate his own life from the work that he does.

"There are times when I feel like my heart is too full with the people that I met," he shared.

Cooper's had many struggles to deal with, but he made it very clear that revealing his sexual orientation wasn't one of them. Cooper said he had never kept being gay from his friends or family. It's been two years since Cooper has publicly announced his sexual orientation.

"Being born gay is one of the greatest blessings in my life," he told the crowd.

You can catch Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN.

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