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It may not be a big deal if a star is gay these days, but boy did Anderson Cooper get loads of Twitter love after he officially came out this morning.

OK! NEWS: ANDERSON COOPER ADMITS: I'M GAY, ALWAYS HAVE BEEN, ALWAYS WILL BE."

After a career of avoiding questions about his sexuality, Anderson wrote an eloquent e-mail to his friend, Daily Beast columnist Andrew Sullivan, about his decision to finally admit he's gay.

Ellen DeGeneres, who came out on the cover of Time magazine, simply said: "I'm proud of you, @AndersonCooper."

Anderson has made no secret of his love for The Real Housewives of Atlanta, even going to far as to say NeNe Leakes was his favorite cast member, which prompted her to Tweet, "That did it…Now I really love @andersoncooper."

Good friend Kelly Ripa was, "So proud of you, @anderson cooper. Always have been, always will be." While figure skater Johnny Wier-Voronov said: "Very proud of @AndersonCooper. I recently shared an airplane ride with him and he smells of baby powder and sunshine. Well done sir."

OK! NEWS: ANDERSON COOPER DISSOLVED INTO GIGGLES WHEN DISCUSSING DYNGUS DAY

Comedian Joan Rivers said she finally realizes why the CNN anchor never asked her out.

"So, THAT'S why he never wanted to date me!" she Tweeted. "I would've loved having Gloria Vanderbilt as my mother-in-law."

Lance Bass — who came out on the cover of Peoplecalled The Silver Fox "a classy guy."

Were you surprised that Anderson came out?

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