Anderson Cooper had his late mother on his mind on the one-year anniversary of her death.
On the solemn occasion, Cooper took to Instagram to remember the late Gloria Vanderbilt. "My mom, @gloriavanderbilt, died one year ago today," the post began, alongside a photo of Vanderbilt seated beside an easel.
The iconic fashion designer, artist, and writer died at the age of 95 on June 17, 2019.
Anderson Cooper remembers late mom Gloria Vanderbilt
Cooper's post reflected on the qualities that defined his mother, her perseverance, and her loving nature.
The touching tribute continued: "She is alive in my heart and in the hearts of all who knew her and loved her. She had an extraordinary and indomitable spirit, grit, determination, passion, and vulnerability.
"She experienced great love and horrific tragedies, but she never lost her almost childlike optimism; her openness to the world around her. She chose to remain vulnerable. Others would have closed off their hearts, protected themselves. My mom wanted to see and hear and feel everything....and that is exactly what she did. Bravo, Mom, Bravo."
Anderson Cooper is the son of Vanderbilt and her fourth husband, Wyatt Emory Cooper, who passed away in 1978.
Anderson Cooper welcomed a baby boy in 2020
The CNN host and journalist recently welcomed his own son, Wyatt Morgan, in 2020. He shared the big news on May 1.
Cooper also revealed to People that his son was named after his late father. Had the child been a girl, he would have named her after his mom, Gloria.