At about 3 a.m., Kevin recalled, they went their separate ways — after the gay advocate politely turned down Shepard's additional offer of a dinner date. Kevin told The ENQUIRER that was the last he saw or heard of Shepard in person. At the time, added Kevin, Anderson Cooper
was also continuing to "choose the closet over honesty." The CNN star finally went public
with his sexuality in 2012. Kevin also now gets to see Shepard speaking out about his sexuality — surprisingly, in defense of Shepard's disgraced FOX News boss!