NEW YORK, NY. (THECOUNT) — CNN‘s Anderson Cooper may be expecting a call from his mother today after telling Faye Dunaway, and the world, that his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, and another woman, “hooked up with” Marlon Brando, once upon a time.

The one night stand, apparently also involving Carol Matthau, didn’t happen with just any Marlon Brando, rather “with a hot Marlon Brando, not a “Apocalypse Now” Marlon Brando,” revealed the timestamping NYE host.


Cooper was in the process of downing several shots of tequila hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage on Monday night, while encouraging his non-driving audience to do the same.

After downing one particular round of shots, Cooper began making the sound (no) one makes when they down a snort of hard liquor.

“Ah! Gaw! Ah! Aw! It’s like burning your lungs! Aw!” Cooper said, along with accompanying hissing sounds.

In a subsequent hit with Bonny and Clide actress Faye Dunaway, Anderson chimed in on the reminiscing with a graphic story about his super-affluent mom’s sex life.

“She and Carol Matthau both watched the movie and both made a deal they were going to ‘meet up,'” Cooper said. “Carol got it first and then set it up for my mom. It was a ‘one night date.'” source

To which a laughing Dunaway way replied, “Did they really? You’re not kidding are you?”

“Brando said ‘you have Japanese skin,'” as he parted ways with the socialite heiress, the truthbomb son mused.


In 2014 Cooper, 51, told ABC News that though he hails from a family with money, he won’t be seeing a dime of it.

Though his mother inherited a fortune before making her own millions, Cooper will not receive an inheritance.

“My mom’s made clear to me that there’s no trust fund. There’s none of that,” he told Howard Stern. “[And] I don’t believe in inheriting money,” Copper said at the time.

During the 1930s, Gloria Laura Vanderbilt was the subject of a high-profile child custody trial in which her mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and her paternal aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, each sought custody of her and control over her substantial trust fund.

Dubbed the “trial of the century” by the press, the court proceedings were the subject of wide and sensational press coverage due to the wealth and notoriety of the involved parties, and the scandalous evidence presented to support Whitney’s claim that Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt was an unfit parent.

As a 1970s jetsetter, Vanderbilt became known in connection with a line of fashions, perfumes, and household goods bearing her name. She was particularly noted as an early developer of designer blue jeans, according to wikipedia.