Al Roker’s wife, Deborah, talks about her experience as a caregiver
Deborah Roberts opens up about her journey to recovery with her husband, Al Roker.
After a long absence due to health problems, his return to NBC’s Today show was a source of joy for his viewers. However, his wife provided him with critical support and care, as well as keeping his friends and family informed of his health. Now, months after his return, he has revealed his experiences and the difficulties he faced.
Deborah Roberts reveals that she gained experience as Al Roker’s caregiver as her husband
On January 6, the 68-year-old man made a triumphant return to the morning show after an absence of more than two months. During the appearance, he sat down with his wife as they revealed that he was “very, very, very sick” and that he was alive and a miracle to them.
At the red carpet premiere of the documentary “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields,” the ABC News correspondent shared what she went through while caring for the Today weather forecaster, who suffered a lengthy hospital stay due to blood clots in her leg that eventually damaged her lungs.
In the interview E.T, humorously revealed that her husband “drives her crazy” now that she’s well and back at work. Despite a light-hearted joke about her 30-year-old husband, she offered an honest insight into the situation the challenges he faced.
She revealed that being a carer was “stressful, exhausting and scary” and that she never realized the difficulties of being a carer until she went through it herself. He hoped he would never have to do it again, adding:
“But it’s hard.” That’s tough. I think I’m still recovering. I’m still tired. I’m still mentally exhausted, but you know what, I’m grateful and I’m just trying to bask in the moment and be happy that he’s okay and we’re okay.”
The 62-year-old shared that her faith in God helped guide her, noting that she relied on her spirituality and received support from family, friends and work colleagues. This support reminded me that I am not alone and I am extremely grateful for it.
Her unwavering care and love played an important role in helping Roker overcome his health problems. According to a report by The Blast, the veteran weatherman stated that he owed his life to the loving care of his wife.
Speaking to Page Six, she expressed her gratitude for the love and support she received during her illness. He credited Roberts with playing a crucial role in saving his life, saying he “wouldn’t be alive without him”.
He pointed out that she kept him from realizing the seriousness of his condition, which helped him focus fully on his recovery. The journalist said: “I didn’t know then. Deborah was great at keeping it all away from me, so I thought I was doing it. OK, but it was great because I could focus on improving.”
Al Roker is taking time off from the “Today Show” for a happy reason
After last year’s health scare, the star worried fans of the show when she took a week off. But there was no need to worry as The Blast shared that the TV personality took the time off to celebrate a major family milestone. His oldest daughter, Courtney, was expecting her first child with husband Wesley Laga, making him a new grandfather.
On March 14, she shared a pregnancy announcement video on Instagram featuring a remix of Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby.” The couple could be seen in various settings, dressed in different clothes, in various poses and facial expressions. As the clip ended, a sonogram image appeared in black and white showing the skull, nose and mouth of their unborn child.
She captioned the post, “A new adventure is about to start ❤️🍼,” and her dad expressed his excitement with a comment: “Here we go!!! Very very happy!!!!! Guys.” He also added a note revealing his preferred grandfather’s nickname, saying: “I’m going Pop-Pop.” Meanwhile, Deborah Roberts, Courtney’s stepmother, shared her excitement, writing: “This is so exciting!!! 😍😍.”
Fans followed closely with congratulatory messages, such as this person who wrote: “Congratulations! This baby will grow up on delicious gourmet food! 👏🏽’, while another commented: ‘Love love love ❤️❤️❤️ Can’t wait to meet baby Laga!!!’