Gay Media is all abuzz over a guy named Clifton who has been on a few vacations with Andy Cohen. Yesterday, Queerty went so far as to say that Andy Cohen is “off the market.” Pish Tosh! Clifton was a bartender on WWHL which is probably not where they met. He was most likely a bartender because they had already met he wanted to be on the show. That was the first public sighting of the two together and according to Queerty, that happened sometime last summer. Clifton is a 28 year old doctoral student and a Fellow in Environmental Science and Engineering at Harvard. That makes him almost 20 years younger than Andy for those doing the math.
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Andy goes on a good half dozen vacations a year and each one generally involves a gaggle of gay men and at least one or two include Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. Clifton has been spotted with him twice. Most recently on the yacht that hosted Bruce Bozzi’s 50th birthday party that began in Miami and then went pretty much everywhere in the Caribbean including St Lucia, Dominica, and the Grenadines. Not a bad cruise if you can get it. Kelly Ripa and her family joined the festivities at least for the final day.
It sure looks to me like Andy is wearing one of Clifton’s Boston T-shirts. And there were reports on Queerty of these to being spotted out together stateside here and there as well.
However, Clifton is receiving a $75K stipend as a (junior?) Fellow at Harvard that has many requirements and stipulations that keep him tied to the campus to work like a dog during the term.
So while Clifton may be taking the Acela Express to Penn Station on the regular, I don’t see this as some sort of serious long term relationship. He actually seems like more of a hostess gift he brings to vacation parties. So breathe easy my Andy lusting friends. I’m sure he’s still doing his thing in NYC. I’m sure there is still a chance for all of you to get your, um…shot. Andy isn’t know for his ability to form long terms relationships. So having this hot young item less than four hours away is probably his dream relationship.
Meanwhile, dry your tears while enjoying some Andy on vacation photos from over the years.