Find Out About Deborah Roberts and His First Marriage – Hollywood Life +2023

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  • Al Roker is a well-known weather and newscaster TODAY.
  • He has been married to Deborah Roberts since 1995.
  • He was previously married to Alice Bell.
  • Al was recently hospitalized twice for blood clots in his legs and lungs.

Al Roker68, is best known for his long career as a weather and news anchor TODAYbut he also has a long and successful marriage with Deborah Roberts since 1995. The beloved star, who was recently in the news after being hospitalized with blood clots, has sometimes revealed details about his family life on the air and in interviews, leaving many of his fans in the know with some details. He was also married once before Deborah in the 1980s and 1990s.

Learn more about Al’s first and second marriages below.

Alice bell

When’s first wife was Alice bell. They married in 1984 and had a daughter, Courtneyin 1987. By 1992 they had separated and not much more is known about the time they spent together.

Deborah Roberts

Al Roker, Deborah Roberts
Al and Deborah at an event. (Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)

Al met Deborah Roberts in 1990 while she was a correspondent at NBC TODAY, persons reported. Deborah told the outlet that her husband-to-be was “so cute” when they met, and he “showed me pictures of his daughter and talked about his family.” Deborah was posted to Miami but kept in touch with boyfriend Al via email and returned to New York City, NY upon her return TODAY was filmed, Al had separated from his first wife. They then got back together and began a friendship again.

“He was a nice guy but kind of annoying, overly talkative. I just didn’t see him as a friend,” she said. Eventually, the two became more than friends after Al checked on her apartment when she had to take a trip to Barcelona, ​​Spain, to cover the 1992 Olympics. He restocked her closets and fridge and left her a sweet “welcome home” note and flowers for her return. A week later they had their first date and it led to a romance.

Al Roker, Deborah Roberts
Al and Deborah married in 1995. (AFF-USA/Shutterstock)

The lovebirds got engaged in 1994 after Al proposed to her in the Grand Canyon, and they wed a year later at St. Thomas Church in NYC. They greeted two childrenincluding daughter Leilaborn 1998, and son Nick, born in 2002, and Al have previously spoken about the joys of having more children and the sacrifices that come with it. “When we had Leila, it became a difficult point in our marriage because I was already working in the mornings and ABC came up to her and said, ‘We want you to be the anchorwoman Good morning America,'” he said TODAY in 2016. Deborah eventually turned down the job she “dreamed” about.

“Deborah decided to resign. Her career suffered as a result. You always feel guilty about it,” Al continued, before Deborah added, “That I felt deep in my heart that I sacrificed more at times, but I also think he listened to me too and tried to feel a bit of my pain.”

Al and Deborah celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2020 and are still very close. In 2021, Deborah gushed about her longtime husband. “I try to learn from Al every day. I’m ready to apologize,” she said PERSONS in 2021. “I think we’re learning not just to talk to each other, but to always help each other out when in doubt, and I think that’s great.”

“I love this man. I love us,” she added. “I love us and I’m committed to cheering us on and being there for us and making us work and making us a priority.”

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