07/02/2012 05:38 pm ET

Anderson Cooper Comes Out: 14 Things That Shocked Us More

This morning, Anderson Cooper announced that he is gay for the first time in a public forum.

While the news may have come to a shock to some, we can't possibly imagine who these people are. After all, the CNN anchor's orientation has been the worst-kept secret in media for years now. In 2007, he was even ranked among the 50 most powerful gay people in America by Out magazine.

Regardless, we're glad Anderson officially came out, even if the news was not exactly unexpected. In fact, it was among the least expected news we could have heard. Here are 14 stories that surprised us more than learning that Anderson Cooper is gay.

Things More Shocking Than Anderson Cooper Coming Out