American journalist Al Roker has successfully marked his place as a veteran news anchor and weather forecaster. The 65-year-old television personality is currently working as a weather anchor on NBC’s Today.
Off the set, he is relishing a blissful married life with his wife, which is something that one wishes to have in their life.
Scroll through to know more about his relationship with his long-time partner and their secret behind the successful married life.
Al Roker’s Successful Married Life With Wife
The talented presenter Al Roker has been married to the ABC News seasoned reporter, Deborah Roberts, for almost two and a half-decade. The happily married duo got married on 16 September 1995 at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York.
The couple exchanged the wedding vows in front of their friends and family. Rudy Giuliani, Barbara Walters, and Katie Couric were some of the attendees.
Al Roker with his wife, Deborah Roberts, in a pictured shared on their 24th wedding anniversary. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Al and his wife Deborah welcomed their first child, Leila Ruth on 17 November 1998. Four years later, in 2002, Deborah gave birth to their son Nicholas Albert (Nick) who has special needs. Well, parenthood was not new to Al as he already had a daughter named Courtney from his marriage with his then-wife, Alice Roker.
Currently, the duo is living on the Upper East Side of New York City with their children; Courtney (age 30), Leila (age 19), and Nick (age 15).
Al Roker enjoying the match between Danielle Collins and Caroline Wozniacki at US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium on August 2019. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Throughout the twenty-four-years of married life, the duo has always been vocal about the ups and downs of their marriage. With the life lessons they've learned around the way, they have been making their relationship healthy and beautiful.
They have also opened about their life in their book, Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times. In their book, they have gushed about how they make their marriage strong, about what they agree and disagree.
How Did They Meet?
It was 1990 when Al met the love of his life. However, neither of them knew that they would fall in love and would get married someday.
On the day when Deborah joined NBC as a general-assignment reporter, Al took her for lunch. Recalling the moment with People, Deborah said that Al talked about his family and showed some pictures of his daughter.
Meanwhile, Deborah was transferred to Miami, Atlanta, and then to New York to work for Dateline NBC as a correspondent. By that time, Al had already parted ways with his ex-wife, Alice.
In the next few years, that couple had already fallen in love with each other. And on the occasion of New Year in 1994, Al proposed Deborah on the rim of the Grand Canyon.
Al Roker Net Worth And Wiki
The American television weather forecaster, Al Roker has been active as a journalist since 1974. The weather anchor on NBC’s Today, AL set the Guinness World Record by recording an uninterrupted live weather report for 34 hours on 14 November 2014.
Al has spent forty years of his life by working at NBC. In his honor, the Today Show Plaza was officially named the ‘Rokerfeller Plaza.’
Along with the awards and honors, Al has also assembled huge net worth from his prolific career. He has a whopping net worth of $60 million with $10 million as his salary.
You might have seen Al walking with a cane on camera and the reason behind it is the pain in his left hip. The Today show host announced on Tuesday that he have decided to undergo hip replacement surgery on Wednesday, after feeling pain for the last three months. He said,
“All of a sudden, I started feeling this twinge in my hip – and then my back was acting up. It seems like my hip went fairly quickly.”
“In the last three months, my left hip has been deteriorating and I decided, let me go get it taken care of.”