Al Roker says he discovered about his daughter’s being pregnant through textual content from a member of the family, PEOPLE stories.
The weatherman’s daughter, Courtney Roker Laga, and her husband Wesley introduced they’re anticipating their first baby after tying the knot in 2021. Laga posted a video montage of her and her hubby that included footage of her ultrasound. She caption the clip: “A brand new journey is about to start.”
“We’re very excited. It’s arduous to consider,” stated Roker throughout Wednesday’s “Today” broadcast. “It nonetheless hasn’t fairly sunken in.”
Roker famous that “he’s identified for some time,” about his daughter’s being pregnant however initially came upon by accident from the brother of his son-in-law. “Wes’ goofy brother by accident dropped it in a textual content,” Roker advised co-host Hoda Kotb. “Thanks, Cory.”
Roker shares Laga with ex-wife Alice Bell. He and present spouse Deborah Roberts have two youngsters collectively: 24-year-old Leila and Nick, 20.
He already has a “grandfather title,” Roker joked. “I feel in honor of my dad, I’m going to attempt to go for Pop-Pop,” he stated.
That is welcome information in gentle of the weatherman’s latest well being struggles. Roker was hospitalized in November for remedy associated to a complication with blood clots, theGrio reported. In the future after being launched — on Thanksgiving — he was admitted to the hospital a second time.
“It’s been a troublesome slog, I’m not going to disclaim this,” Roker stated on social media in December. “This has been the toughest one but — and you recognize, I’ve had my justifiable share of surgical procedures. However it provides you a profound sense of gratitude for this outpouring of prayers and thanks. I’m a really lucky individual.”
In January, Roker returned to “In the present day” with Roberts by his aspect to debate his well being battle. “He’s a dwelling, respiratory miracle,” Roberts stated, ET On-line reported. “He actually is, and I’ve to say — I’m not overstating it, I don’t suppose — Al was a really, very sick man. And I feel most individuals didn’t know that.”
In accordance with Folks, Roker — who will turn into a grandfather for the primary time — wrote within the feedback part of Laga’s Instagram announcement. “Right here we go!!! So very very blissful!!!!! You guys.”
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