Silver-haired CNN newsie ANDERSON COOPER, shopping with boyfriend BENJAMIN MAISANI for a new bedroom set to grace his elegant Connecticut country mansion, puzzled his salesclerk at a ritzy Manhattan furniture store because every time the guy pointed out a set “to die for,” Cooper would click a pic on his phone – then wait 10 minutes before moving on to something else.
Finally getting it, the clerk asked, “Are you waiting for somebody’s approval?”
Smiling sheepishly, Coop copped: “Yes … my mother’s!”
That’s right, says a close friend, Anderson “still relies completely in matters of taste” on Mommy, sprightly 90-year-old GLORIA VANDERBILT, legendary heiress/fashion designer.
“Trouble is, Mom’s tech savvy’s shaky, so Anderson had to wait for her assistant to download everything, show it to her, then transmit her response.”
Based on Vanderbilt’s say-so, Coop coughed up a high five-figures for his bed!