Did you know Anderson Cooper has two older half-brothers including one he hasn’t seen for decades??
Anderson Cooper has written and talked about the tragic death of his brother Carter who at the age of 23 leaped to his death in front of their mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.
But I was not aware that Miss Vanderbilt has two older sons from her 10-year marriage to renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski which ended in 1955. Their sons are Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski (known as Stan), born August 22, 1950 and Christopher Stokowski, born January 31, 1952.
Anderson and Carter Cooper’s father is the late magazine editor Wyatt Cooper who died in 1977 at the age of 50.
The year after his stepfather’s death, Christopher Stokowski cut himself off from his family and has never returned to the fold, even after his brother’s suicide.
According to the Daily Mail, Gloria has only spoken once publicly about Chris, telling the Daily Telegraph in 2004: ‘He cut himself off completely from all of us. He told us what he wanted to do and he’s done it.
‘When Carter died I thought he would come back but he didn’t. And we respect his wishes.’
Stan Stockowski reportedly remains close to his mother and has given her three grandchildren.