Andy Cohen's Key To Dealing With Rejection

Andy Cohen has become a household name just like many of the reality stars he helped to launch. As former Vice President of Original Programming and Executive Vice President of Development and Talent at Bravo, Cohen has beared some responsibility in creating some of the network's biggest shows. And in his hosting roles for "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" and reunion specials for shows like "The Real Housewives," he's used to rubbing shoulders with some unpredictable personalities in his interviews.

When sitting down in front of the cameras with Bravo's biggest reality celebrities, Cohen doesn't hold back, preferring a tell-it-like-it-is approach when interviewing. While this makes his drama-filled shows entertaining to watch, it can sometimes earn him enemies. In fact, Cohen is no stranger to feuds, and there are several "Real Housewives" that he doesn't get along with (via ScreenRant). He also suffered backlash from CNN after getting drunk and speaking a little too candidly about politics and a number of other topics on the network's 2022 New Year's Eve celebration.

To get through rejection and professional missteps, Cohen has a simple strategy that helps him take things in stride.

Andy Cohen is too busy for rejection

In an interview with Glamour, Andy Cohen was asked about how he deals with rejection at work. The question makes sense given his reputation. When Cohen stepped down from an executive position at Bravo, rumors initially swirled that the decision was the network's way of shrinking his influence. According to Entertainment Weekly, though, the change was to support Cohen's hosting duties, not to push him out of the Bravo family. 

He's even been the subject of a petition to Bravo and NBC Universal requesting his removal from TV. The petition argued that "the host of 'The Real Housewives' reunions and 'Watch What Happens: Live' is becoming toxic to watch. He displays narcissistic, pompous, and rude behavior on reunion episodes, and has come under fire for allegations of favoritism, racism, and sexism."

To answer Glamour's question, Cohen kept it simple: "I try to move on to whatever I have to do next and not get stuck in the moment of defeat." When facing feuds, backlash, and career drama, it might be best to keep busy and moving forward. At least for Cohen, that strategy seems to be working just fine.