But things didn’t go well during their initial conversation, and the pair never actually made it on that date.
“I knew within 45 seconds I was never going on a date with Andy Cohen,” the CNN host told Jimmy Fallon. “Andy violated my cardinal rule.”
“I remember that something that I did made him shut down, so now I know,” Cohen replied.
Cooper went on to detail how Cohen immediately asked him about his famous mother – actress, designer and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt.
“I wanted to date the Vanderbilt boy!” Cohen said. “I was excited!”
While they never dated, the duo became close friends and even have a stage show they take on the road. Cohen will also join Cooper in hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage on Sunday night, replacing longtime co-host Kathy Griffin.
CNN severed ties with Griffin after a photo of the comedian holding a fake, bloody President Donald Trump head went viral.
Check out the video above to hear more about Cooper and Cohen’s failed first date.