Although the NBC News anchor has hordes of fans, his wife is his biggest cheerleader!
Al Roker and his wife, Deborah Roberts, are relationship goals, and the ABC host counts them as his closest allies in his ongoing battle with illness.
As we considered their love this Valentine’s Day, we also remembered one specific instance in which Deborah was there for the Today host.
Al replaced Jenna Bush Hager on the Fourth Hour of the program in 2022, and he addressed Hoda Kotb about his partner and how she is constantly the first to stand up for him in front of his co-stars.
Al gushed, “What I love about her is that she’s my biggest guardian, if you will. Sometimes [Craig] Melvin will joke about his age, and she’ll text him about it. “.
She’ll tell him to “kick it off,” and when he responds, “Oh, I got a text from Deborah!,” she’ll chase you down.
Hoda remarked, “She’s Al’s biggest supporter and a fierce Al defender.
Deborah, however, is not hesitant to call her husband out when she thinks he has overstepped the mark on television.
Because you know Al has crossed the line, Deborah is always the first to SMS.
Hoda told the father of three. “Once in a while!” Al responded. Deborah would occasionally text you and say, “Pull it back,” because you could sometimes take things too far, according to Hoda.
What will you do if you get the Deborah’s text? she asked. Al answered, “Well, I usually think it’s live TV, and I can do nothing now.
Deborah has a solid reputation on television thanks to her work as an ABC News television journalist. She has appeared on shows like 20/20 with David Muir. Leila, the couple’s daughter, is also a reporter and followed in her parents’ journalism-related footsteps by studying at a Parisian university.
Leila received her degree last year and has since landed a number of outstanding jobs, including one where she will be reporting on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which Al will also be covering for Today.
When Al is not working, he loves to be with his family in New York.
Leila, 22, and Nicholas, 19, are two of the 67-year-old man’s daughters, while Courtney, 33, is his daughter from his first marriage to Alice Bell.