Less than 24 hours after photographs were released showing Anderson Cooper's partner, Ben Maisani, kissing an unidentified man, the newsman left the U.S. for a vacation with friends Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Bravo host Andy Cohen and Maisani.
“They are on [a] journey along [the] Croatian coast the past 10 days. They visited the Island of Hvar, one of the most expensive places in Croatia [last year, Beyonce and Prince Harry were there], and also visited National Park Island of Mljet, one of the most beautiful and relaxing places in Croatia,” Croatian reporter Mario Juric told me. “They came in Dubrovnik August 18 about 11 p.m. When they docked, they immediately wanted to go to see Old Town of Dubrovnik.”
Juric provided video footage that seems to show Anderson, Kelly and Ben all leaving the 41-meter yacht "Princess Iolanthe" after being asked questions by the assembled media.
“My cameraman distance was at least 10 meters from the yacht. After a few minutes, a cameraman of Dubrovnik Internet television saw a man running with yacht crew in the park," Juric said. "Afterwards, it turned out that Kelly Ripa’s husband Mark was yelling, 'Put that shit down!' So the cameraman turned off the camera because he didn't want to fight and make any problems.”
After the crew and Mark left, they resumed filming again, and the group tried unsuccessfully to catch a taxi before returning to the boat.
Correction: A previous version of this article misidentified the Princess Iolanthe as Princess Lolanthe.
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