“We feel truly blessed and excited for our little miracle,” Courtney said.
Al Roker is going to be a grandpa. On March 14, the TODAY show weatherman’s oldest daughter, Courtney Roker Laga, announced that she and her husband, Wesley Laga, are expecting their first child together. Courtney shared a video on her Instagram set to a remix of Mariah Carey’s Always Be My Baby to make her pregnancy announcement. “A new adventure is about to begin,” she captioned the post. She also confirmed the news to TODAY on March 14.
“We are extremely excited to welcome a new member into our family and start this next chapter in our lives,” she told TODAY. “We feel truly blessed and excited for our little miracle.” Her dad also came to comment on his daughter’s post to express his excitement, writing, “Here we go!!! So very very happy!!!!! You guys.” Later he followed up with a comment, plugging his preferred grandfather nickname, “Going for Pop-Pop,” he said with excitement. Roker's wife, Deborah Roberts also shared her excitement for the couple, writing, "This is so very exciting!!! 😍😍." While Courtney hasn't shared how far along she is in her pregnancy, she did tell TODAY that she is, “feeling great and baby is healthy.”
Courtney who is a recipe developer and chef tied the knot with Laga back in 2021. Courtney and Laga wed on June 4, 2021, at The Ashford Estate in New Jersey. Younger sister Leila served as Courtney's maid of honor, and plenty of Roker's TODAY colleagues also attended the nuptials, including Hoda Kotb, Dylan Dreyer, Craig Melvin, and Sheinelle Jones, as per PEOPLE.
Courtney had also shared photos on her Instagram account of the wedding day showing her and her husband's first dance as a newlywed couple. Later pictures show them as they posed alongside family members. In a separate post, Courtney shared a photo of her smiling beside her new husband.
“My next chapter,” she captioned the post. “A perfect magical evening being there for the marriage of my first princess @ouichefroker and @djweslaga with @debrobertsabc and #maidofhonor @cleilapatra and #groomsman @nick.roker155,” Al shared on Instagram at the time. He shares Courtney with his ex-wife, Alice Bell. Al is also the father to a daughter, Leila, 24, and a son, Nick, 20, whom he shares with his wife, Deborah Roberts.
Roker also shared a family photo on Instagram while celebrating Christmas in December, writing, "From our family to yours." In these snapshots of the family's festivities, Roker, who recently returned to TODAY after experiencing ongoing health issues, sat table-side with his crew as they all rocked green Peanuts pajamas and had what looked to be a healthy breakfast. All of them wore Snoopy and Woodstock coordinated sets.
Roker had a big smile on his face, as the family's gifts could be seen from the next room over with their rescue pup Pepper resting in the background. In a second image included in the post, Pepper could be seen in matching pajamas while sitting on their hardwood floor.
More celebrations await the family of Roker and we could not be happier!
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