If there's any dedicated news reporter of the current generation then it would be none other than Al Roker. The guy has made Guinness World Record after broadcasting for 34-hours straight.
He is currently married to Deborah Roberts since 1994 and the pair shares two children between them.
Today in this section we're going to take a close look at their delightful marriage and see how the couple woke up every morning loving each other more and more.
Al Roker And Deborah Roberts-Match Made In Heaven
There are very few couples who rarely admit problems in their marriage and try to sort it out.
Al and Deborah's relationship is nothing short of compromises and failures but yet here they are living delightfully together for more than two decades now.
Roker and Roberts met for the first time in 1990 when Roberts joined NBC as a general-assignment reporter. She memorized the past days and told People,
"Al was so sweet."
"He showed me pictures of his daughter and talked about his family. I just thought he was a nice guy, and that was that."
They tied the knot on September 16, 1995, in a private ceremony with few of their relatives in the attendance at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York. During the time, both Al and Deborah were already making a name for themselves in their respective career.
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Both of them made a name for themselves in the field of journalism. The duo first met each other in 1990, while working for the same news network, NBC.
In an interview with the Today Network, Al revealed his wife is very compassionate and always binds his family together. He divulged,
"She's a very compassionate person and I think has instilled that in our kids and a lot of it's rubbed off on me."
After the birth of their daughter, Deborah sacrificed her career, in order to look after their daughter. Feeling guilty about the decision, Al stated,
“Deborah decided to step back. Her career suffered some for it. You always feel guilty about that.”
You can see the amount of respect Al has for his wife and on the same hand, his wife is the main person who binds their small family of four.
"Where did the time go?""Feeling blessed to call [Roker] my life partner."
The couple is quite open about the ups and downs of their two-decade marriage. These days, the couple lives with their lovely children on the Upper East Side of New York City.
Al Roker's Previous Marriage And Relationship
It was the first marriage for Deborah whereas second marriage for the veteran Weatherman Al Roker. Al was previously married to WNBC-TV's producer Alice Bell.
Alice and Al met while working at the same news agency WNBC-TV in the early 1980s. They tied the knot on December 22, 1984.
The duo shares one daughter, Courtney Roker, born 1987. The pair filed for divorce in the early 1990s due to irreconcilable differences and their divorce finalized in 1994.
Children with Deborah Roberts
Al is a proud father of two children with Deborah. The pair welcomed their first child, an adorable girl named Leila Roker in 1998. She had issues with fertilization and thats the reason why they chose in vitro fertilization.
Being a parent for the first time was a beautiful experience for Deborah. She was joyous after the birth of her daughter. Their happiness wasn't halting just yet as they welcomed their son Nicholas Albert Roker in 2002.
The family of four lives together at their house in Brownstone on the Upper East Side together with their dog, Pepper.
Al Roker: Quick Facts
- Born on August 20, 1954, in Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
- Son of Isabel and Albert Lincoln Roker, Sr.
- Raised in a proper Catholic household.
- Attended the State University of New York at Oswego and received B.A in communication.
- Started his career in 1975 while working as weather anchor for CBS affiliate WHEN-TV.
- Roker started working at the WNBC-TV in the late 1980s.
- He replaced the veteran reporter Frank Field.
- In 1995, hosted his own show named The Al Roker Show on CNBC
- Joined the Today Network in 1996 and is the main weatherman for the network.
- He underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2002.
- His net worth is around 30 million dollars.
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