Anderson Cooper's Boyfriend Upgraded from 'Friend' to 'Companion' 72.60K Brian Moylan 01/26/11 11:39AM Filed to: The Gays The Gays Anderson Cooper Media Page Six benjamin maisani Pcn Today Page Six referred to Anderson Cooper's boyfriend Benjamin Maisani as his "companion." Previously the gossip column called him a "friend." An upgrade! Next week they'll be "roommates." But at least we're on track to calling a spade a spade.