Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen announced on his program that he is expecting his first child via a surrogate.
Cohen made the announcement during Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live which featured Real Housewives stars Ramona Singer, Vicki Gunvalson, NeNe Leakes, Kyle Richards and Teresa Giudice.
"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'm going to become a father," Cohen said while speaking directly into the camera.
"Thanks to a wonderful surrogate who is carrying my future," he continued. "Family means everything to me and having one of my own is something that I have wanted in my heart for my entire life and though it has taken me longer than most to get there, I cannot wait for what I envision will be the most rewarding chapter yet."
Cohen uploaded to Instagram a video of his announcement that featured cheers from the audience and the Real Housewives cast.
Cohen did not specify his child's gender or confirm if he will be raising the child as a single parent. The television host split from boyfriend Clifton Dassuncao in the spring and stated in June that he is looking for someone who is strong, independent and smart.