‘We Feel Truly Blessed’: Al Roker Celebrates Daughter Courtney’s Pregnancy
By Movieguide® Contributor
Al Roker is going to be a grandpa!
The TODAY show star’s daughter, Courtney, recently took to Instagram to announce her pregnancy. She shared a video of herself and husband Wesley Laga, set to Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby.”
“A new adventure is about to begin,” she captioned the video, which featured family photos and videos, as well as an ultrasound of the baby.
“I think in honor of my dad I’m going to try to go for Pop-Pop,” Roker said of what he hopes his new grandchild will call him.
Although Courtney recently went public with the news, Roker said that he already had known.
“I’ve known for a while,” he said. “They just decided to go ahead (in announcing it). Wes’s goofy brother accidentally dropped it in a text. Thanks Cory!”
Roker said that Courtney’s baby is due in July.
“Deborah is still not quite sure about the grandma thing, but we’re very excited,” he said about his current wife Deborah Roberts. “It still hasn’t quite sunken in.”
Roker shares Courtney with ex-wife Alice Bell. He is also father to Leila, 24, and Nick, 20, who he shares with wife Deborah Roberts.
Roker said that he hopes to be the “best grandfather.”
“It depends on what you consider the best grandfather,” he said. “For this grandchild, I’m going to be the best grandpa ever because I’m going to do whatever I can to spoil this kid.”
In a statement about the pregnancy, Courtney shared, “We are extremely excited to welcome a new member into our family and start this next chapter in our lives. We feel truly blessed and excited for our little miracle.”
Courtney isn’t the only one of Roker’s children who have recently celebrated a milestone.
Movieguide® previously reported on Nick’s first year at college:
Al Roker recently shared his thoughts on what life will look like after his youngest son, Nick, goes off to college.
The TODAY SHOW star posted a selfie of himself and Nick on Instagram with the caption, “I love this kid. Not sure what I’m gonna do when @nickroker155 goes off to #college.”
Nick was accepted to two different universities, which is always something to celebrate, but the Rokers’ have another reason to be excited about this news.
Roker shared that Nick is “somewhere on the (autism) spectrum and maybe obsessive-compulsive.”
“But those labels can be frustrating; they don’t begin to describe who Nick really is,” the anchor explained.
“Do I get frustrated with my son sometimes? You bet,” Roker continued. “But then I remember my dad, how understanding he was. And Deborah reminds me that I have to show my son not only that I love him but that I like him as well. More than that, I admire him.”
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