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American Artist Gloria Vanderbilt's Married Several Times; Know Her Spouse and Children

Updated On 08 Mar, 2019 Published On 06 Jun, 2018
American Artist Gloria Vanderbilt's Married Several Times; Know Her Spouse and Children

Gloria Vanderbilt, one of the most youthful person at her age, has lived all kinds of ups and downs and every bit of joyful moments of her life. Vanderbilt who starred in documentary Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper with her son Anderson Cooper, the US TV journalist is a renowned heiress, fashion designer, and socialite.

Vanderbilt who faced four unsuccessful marriages in her life is also known for her astonishing love life with a number of famous faces in Hollywood. Wanna know details? Let's get into it!

Gloria Vanderbilt's Current Life: Stunned Son Anderson Cooper Revealing A Lesbian Relationship

There's very little that the 95-year-old great-great-great-granddaughter of shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt has done in her life.

Gloria Vanderbilt who was dubbed as America's "poor little rich girl" was raised by her aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. She is known as the subject of a sensational custody battle and the woman who spotted one of his sons commit suicide.

Gloria Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper
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Gloria and his son Anderson Cooper wrote a book together and became the subjects of a documentary Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper premiered on HBO on 9th April 2016.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE editorial director Jess Cagle, Cooper came to know that his mother was in a same-sex relationship in past.

Here's an interview with Cooper and Gloria talking about their new book The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, And Loss:

She explained that she had an intimate experience with her best friend from school 'a girl'.

She said,

"I, myself, when I went to [Miss Porter’s School in] Farmington, [Connecticut] I went through a brief so-called lesbian relationship with a girl in school."

The CNN anchor who was completely stunned of his mother's revelation said,

"What? Hello," and adding, "this is news to me. You didn’t mention this in the book, Mom."

She was just 13 years of age at that time and, this time, she expressed her views about love.

"I think almost everybody goes through at one point, of course, the thing is, now we realize there’s no difference. Love is love."

Gloria's mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt was accused of being a lesbian in 1932 custody trial and that was the moment when Gloria understood all about homosexuality.

She said,

"It has nothing to do with whether it’s two men or two women, it’s love. And it’s just like being married, it’s what it is."

Born famously rich and famous, the legendary socialite always made headlines regarding her extraordinary love life. Though she's most .probably single at present if you wanna know details about her past relationship status, just follow the next.


Socialite and artist Vanderbilt celebrated 95th birthday on Wednesday, 20th February. Her son paid a heart touching Instagram tribute marking the occasion.

He posted a slideshow of images of his glamorous model artist mother on Instagram.

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He wrote,

"Happy 95th Birthday to my mom, Still painting everyday @gloriavanderbiltstudio. Still dreaming and creating, still believing the next great love is right around the corner. Who knows? Maybe she is right? I love you, Mom"

Gloria herself also celebrated the big day posting a number of pictures. Have a look:

Gloria Vanderbilt's Past Affairs And Astonishing Love Life

Gloria often calls that her marriage with Pat DiCicco, a Hollywood agent was one of the greatest mistakes of her life. The two married in 1941 amid rumors that he killed his first wife.

She was pretty sure that DiCicco was just after her money. After a series of physical abuse, they separated with an official divorce in 1945 after she agreed to pay him $200,000 (£142,000).

American heiress Gloria Vanderbilt and her ex-husband Pat DiCicco
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A few months later the separation, she married Leopold Stokowski, another inappropriate match. The couple is blessed with two sons Leopold Stanislaus "Stan" Stokowski (1950) and Christopher Stokowski (1952). The two ended with a divorce in October 1955.

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Later, Vanderbilt's third husband was the director Sidney Lumet on 28th August 1956. With no kids together, the two divorced in August 1963.

She tied the knot the fourth time to author Wyatt Emory Cooper on 24th December 1963. Their conjugal life lasted for 15 years that ended with his death in 1978.

Gloria with her son Anderson Cooper and Carter Vanderbilt Cooper
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They have two sons Carter Vanderbilt Cooper (1965) and Anderson Hays Cooper (1967). Her son Carter took his own life at age 23 jumping from the family's 14th-floor apartment.

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She was linked with photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks until his death in 2006. Some other notable relationships of Vanderbilt include Marlon Brando, Howard Hughes, Frank Sinatra, and Roald Dahl.

Gloria Vanderbilt: Quick Facts

Source: Famous Biographies
  • Born on 20 February 1924 in Manhattan, New York City in the family of railroad heir Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and Gloria Morgan.
  • She and her half-sisters became heiresses to a half share in $5 million trust fund after her father's death from cirrhosis.
  • She studied at the Greenvale School and Miss Porter's School.
  • Her mother died of cancer in 1965.
  • She learned acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse at the Art Students League of New York.
  • Also, she was a top international model. She appeared in Harper's Bazaar when she was just 17.
  • She has written two books related to art and home decor in May 2016.
  • She is a member of the Vanderbilt family of New York.
  • She has an estimated net worth of about $200 million.

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