June 5 (UPI) -- Anderson Cooper celebrated his 50th birthday by posting a throwback photo.
The CNN anchor thanked friends and fans for their birthday wishes Saturday by sharing a picture of himself from the early 1990s without his signature silver hair.
"Thanks for all the lovely birthday wishes. My friend Andrea sent me this. Clearly taken a long, long time ago. Probably 1993," he captioned the snapshot.
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDERSON!!! Over 25 year you've been a loyal friend, excellent journalist, and compulsive giggler," Cohen wrote. "They broke the mold when you were born, and you continue to inspire and delight me and millions of others."
"Another Gemini birthday!!!! Wishing the best to a true friend! AC," Ripa added.
Ripa confirmed on Cohen's show, Watch What Happens Live, in December that Cooper was her No. 1 choice to replace Michael Strahan as her co-host on Live. Ryan Seacrest instead joined the talk show in May.
"He's my life. He really is," Ripa said of Cooper. "He's the one that got away and keeps getting away and gets away all the time."
Cooper hosts Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN.