Andy Cohen revealed that he regrets not inviting Meghan Markle to “Watch What Happens Live” during her time on “Suits” and before she married Prince Harry.
In his recently published book, “Daddy Diaries,” the Bravo boss explained that the Duchess of Sussex had introduced herself as a fan of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” but he had turned her down as a guest.
However, looking back on the offer, Cohen told Page Six in a recent exclusive interview that he had made a “big mistake.”
The father-of-two further explained in his book that the reason he turned down his offer was that he always thought “Suits” seemed to me “like a simulation of a TV show, like it was shot on tape and broadcast on the empty”. ”
However, he managed to make amends with the former actress, 41, when he was one of three male guests on her “Archetypes” podcast.
About the special invitation, she wrote that she couldn’t wait to tell him the infamous line from her interview with Oprah Winfrey: “Were you silent…or silenced?” – but sadly, the Duchess had no idea what Cohen was talking about.
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The book, which follows her life through 2022, addresses the birth of her daughter via surrogate and her worries about raising her and their 4-year-old son, Ben, as a single parent. Cohen also opens up about a host of “housewife” issues, as well as trying to find true love, all while she’s overseeing renovations to her New York home and her Hamptons home.
And, of course, it’s peppered with appearances by his famous friends, including Kelly Ripa, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Benjamin Hickey, Anderson Cooper, and Amy Sedaris.
The author of “The Andy Cohen Diaries” also wrote about trying a ketamine nasal spray with Sedaris and then eating at the Polo Bar.
“It wasn’t a big deal,” he said with a laugh. “But yes, we got a friend’s ketamine nasal spray and then we went to the Polo Bar, it’s true. He had us crazy for about half an hour.”
Despite these 30 minutes, Cohen wrote about drastically reducing his consumption of groceries and alcohol after becoming a father.
“In August… I subtitled this book ‘The Year I Grew Up’ and I meant it,” she shared. “In August I had a three-week vacation with the kids and I was like, ‘My God, this is not vacation, this is my life right now 100 per cent.”
Cohen noted that things really changed for him when he became the father of two children, saying: “I had such ownership of just one. And then when Ben was three years old and I’m dealing with it and having a baby, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh,’ and it really changed the way I lived my life.”
In fact, the Bravo boss, who had previously spent many nights on the town, became a homebody.
He explained, “Starting in August, I am home almost every night and hardly drink, so I really made a change in my life and it has actually been very beneficial. And I think journaling helped because he made me…he was like my therapist for a year and he made me look at my feelings and not sweep them under the rug.”
Cohen loves being on the drama “Housewives” and “Vanderpump Rules,” but he knows his place.
“I think the reason I created a family is because I knew… look, I’m so wrapped up in what I do for a living and I love it so much, but I know that’s not the end and end,” she revealed. . “At the end of the day, it’s entertainment and it’s okay and it’s all going to go away. I think having a family has grounded me in a way.
“I finally feel rooted in the family, which is a really wonderful feeling, but I love the frivolity and drama that surrounds me. I think it’s great.”