Despite Cooper finding it difficult to be truthful to his mother about his sexuality, the two maintained a close relationship down the years. Gloria seemed fully supportive of everything her son achieved in his career and personal life. But, in 2014, some jaw-dropping news broke that perhaps threw some doubt on that. Speaking to celebrity interviewer Howard Stern, Cooper announced that his mother had told her son that he would not be receiving any of her fortune when she passed away.
And what’s more, the famous journalist was completely fine with that news. “My mom’s made clear to me that there’s no trust fund. There’s none of that,” Cooper said. “I don’t believe in inheriting money… Who’s inherited a lot of money that has gone on to do things in their own life? If I felt that there was some pot of gold waiting for me, I don’t know that I would’ve been so motivated.”