Al Roker was reunited with his children over the holidays but on Friday he shared the sad news that his daughter, Leila, was leaving the country.
The Today show weatherman and co-anchor had a lot of "sniffles" as he waved her off, back to France, where she currently lives.
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Taking to Instagram, Al posted a selfie with his wife, Deborah, son, Nick, and Leila too. "Where did the last 3 weeks go?" he captioned the snapshot. "Just dropped off our sweet @cleilapatra at the airport for her flight back to #paris Sniffles all around."
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Deborah mirrored his statement as she commented: "Those smiles are masking our tears."
The TV star shares Leila and Nick with Deborah and is also a dad to daughter, Courtney, from his first marriage.
They’re an incredibly tight-knit family and on Father’s Day Leila - who is a freelance journalist - dedicated a sweet message to her famous dad.
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Al and his wife were so sad to say goodbye to their daughter
"Happy Father’s Day to the best Dad I could ever ask for," she wrote. "Thank you for supporting me in everything I do, sending me the coolest letters around town, and always looking for ways to help others. Love you, Pappers!"
The presenter revealed on the Today Show at the beginning of November that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The 66-year-old took some time off work to undergo surgery, and delighted viewers following the operation with the good news that the doctors were reassured that they had managed to remove the cancer.
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Al's daughter Leila lives in France
He thrilled his fans post-surgery when he told his co-stars, Savannah Guthrie, and Hoda Kotb: ”I just went to the doctor yesterday and I got some good news. The initial results look hopeful.”
His doctor then confirmed: ”Al has no evidence of any cancer but we will continue to monitor him for several years."
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Al Roker's Daughter Courtney Gets Married, Hoda Kotb and More 'Today' Stars Attend
Congratulations, Courtney Roker! Al Roker's 34-year-old daughter and Wesley Laga tied the knot over the weekend at The Ashford Estate in Allentown, New Jersey.
Proud dad Al took to Instagram to share beautiful family photos from the special day, writing, "A perfect magical evening being there for the marriage of my first princess @ouichefroker and @djweslaga with @debrobertsabc and #maidofhonor @cleilapatra and #groomsman @nick.roker155."
The bride wore a stunning Amsale gown with beaded floral embellishments and a crystal-covered headband.
Courtney also shared several photos from her nuptials, writing, "Last night was beyond anything I could ever imagine. I celebrated my love for my husband, and felt the love from everyone. My heart is filled with happiness and filled with joy. And I gotta say my husbands dance moves aint to shabby 😆. Now on to the honeymoon ❤️."
Not only did Courtney's family share the love, but her 66-year-old father's Today show co-anchors also were in attendance.
Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin, Dylan Dreyer, and Sheinelle Jones all attended the wedding, sharing photos from the event.
Kotb called it a "magical night" while Jones added, "It was a night filled with so much joy!✨."
The couple got engaged in April 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, they'd been planning to go to Paris, France, but their trip was derailed due to the pandemic. Instead, Wesley made their home Paris-themed, proposing in front of a live-cam shot of the Eiffel Tower on their TV.
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The forecast is sunny for the Roker crew.
Al Roker’s oldest child, daughter Courtney Roker, tied the knot with Wesley Laga on Friday night in front of friends, family and several of Al’s “Today” show pals.
“A perfect magical evening being there for the marriage of my first princess,” the famed weather forecaster captioned a collection of family photos from the big day.
The 66-year-old then made note of his “Today” show colleagues by posting a group pic with Craig Melvin, Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer — plus his own wife, Deborah Roberts, and their two kids, Leila and Nick Roker.
“Sharing @ouichefroker and @djweslaga with my @todayshow #peeps @debrobertsabc @cleilapatra and @nick.roker155,” he captioned the shot.
“Today” co-anchor Hoda Kotb also joined the festivities at The Ashford Estate in Allentown, NJ, and wrote on Instagram that the wedding was a “Magical night.”
Melvin, meanwhile, shared a sweet photo of Al and Courtney dancing and captioned it, “What a special night. Enjoyed celebrating love. My friend and mentor @alroker walked his oldest down the aisle.”
Courtney, a recipe developer and chef, is Al’s daughter with his first wife, Alice Bell.
The bride’s sister Leila served as maid of honor while brother Nick was a groomsman. She wore an Amsale gown.
“Last night was beyond anything I could ever imagine,” Courtney wrote about the wedding on Instagram. “I celebrated my love for my husband, and felt the love from everyone. My heart is filled with happiness and filled with joy. And I gotta say my husbands dance moves aint to shabby 😆. Now on to the honeymoon ❤️.”
Courtney announced her engagement last April to Laga — who describes himself on Instagram as an “Actor, director, teacher, & teaching artist,” as well as a DJ/MC and bartender. At the time, Al said there were “no plans for the wedding yet because we don’t know when we’re all going to be able to get together” because of the coronavirus pandemic.
'A perfect magical evening': 'Today' show's Al Roker celebrates wedding of daughter Courtney
Wedding bells are in the forecast for Al Roker's family.
The "Today" show weather anchor celebrated the nuptials of his oldest daughter, Courtney, over the weekend in New Jersey. Roker and his wife, ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts, attended Friday's ceremony. Roker's youngest daughter, 22-year-old Leila, was her big sister's maid of honor. Roker's 18-year-old son Nick was in the wedding as a groomsman.
Roker captured the romantic day, posting several pictures from the celebration, including a black-and-white photo of him and Courtney swaying on the dance floor.
"A perfect magical evening being there for the marriage of my first princess," Roker wrote on Instagram.
"Last night was beyond anything I could ever imagine. I celebrated my love for my husband, and felt the love from everyone. My heart is filled with happiness and filled with joy," Courtney shared on her own Instagram page.
Other "Today" show anchors came to celebrate, including Hoda Kotb, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin.
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"Congrats to our friends @alroker & @debrobertsabc and the stars of the night Courtney & Wesley on this beautiful wedding! We had so much fun!" Jones shared on Instagram.
Courtney and Laga announced their engagement last April on Instagram. The proposal was supposed to take place in Paris, but with coronavirus shuttering travel for the time being, Laga proposed at home instead. Roker also posted the photo of the couple showing off the new ring.
"I was waiting to get the ok, but now that it’s on her insta, we are so thrilled the @djweslaga asked @ouichefcourtney to marry him," Roker wrote. "#shesaidyes Could not be more thrilled for these two."
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While the pandemic changed the course for the Parisian proposal, the family was able to travel to the the City of Light to celebrate the youngest daughter's graduation. Leila graduated from American University in May, making her dad "incredibly proud."
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"Four years that tested and made you an amazing adult," he wrote on Instagram with a family photo of the whole gang.
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Today host Al Rokerrecently walked his first-born daughter Courtney down the aisle to tie the knot to the love of her life, Wesley Laga. The couple's pandemic proposal wasn't what Wesley originally had planned, but it was oh-so romantic nonetheless.
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It was April 2020, near the start of the coronavirus pandemic, when the pair got engaged. Courtney explained the sequence of events as she shared a photograph flashing her huge engagement ring.
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"Life sometimes takes you in a different direction for a reason. We should have been in Paris, but with how the world is at the moment, it was placed on hold. Instead, Wes brought Paris to me with the music, lights and [a] live cam shot of the Eiffel Tower on our TV.
The couple got engaged during the pandemic
"I said yes to my best friend last night and I am over the moon! Thank you Wes for making me your partner in crime for life. I love you," she wrote.
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The father-daughter dance was a lovely moment
Courtney and her now-husband Wesley Laga said "I do" at the Ashford Estate in New Jersey, and less than a week later Courtney has already updated her Instagram to include the word 'wife' alongside a diamond ring emoji.
Al shared many photos on social media from Courtney's special day, including a group shot of him, Deborah and the bride and groom.
"A perfect magical evening being there for the marriage of my first princess," he wrote alongside the image.
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The newsreader revealed to People magazine that Wesley even asked his permission to marry his daughter. "I told her fiancé, it’s a lot of work. But anything worthwhile is," he reminisced.
The father-of-three shares Courtney, 34, with his first wife Alice Bell, and is also dad to children Leila, 22, and Nick, 16, who he shares with Deborah Roberts.
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Al Roker's daughter Courtney is married! See the sweet family pics
Courtney Roker has tied the knot!
The older of Al Roker's two daughters married Wesley Laga on Friday as her proud dad savored the moment.
The recipe developer and chef, who announced her engagement last April during the early stages of the pandemic, shared a trio of photos from her special day on Instagram Saturday.
"Last night was beyond anything I could ever imagine," Courtney wrote in her caption. "I celebrated my love for my husband, and felt the love from everyone. My heart is filled with happiness and filled with joy. And I gotta say my husbands dance moves aint to shabby 😆. Now on to the honeymoon ❤️."
In the first photo, Courtney and Wesley are beaming as they share their first dance as a married couple. The remaining two snapshots capture behind-the-scenes moments as the couple pose for family photos with Courtney's parents and siblings.
Courtney sparkled in a sleeveless white wedding dress with an embroidered floral bodice, matching sheer veil and tulle train. Wesley looked dashing in a dark blue suit with a black lapel, matching pocket square, black tie and shiny tie clip. Al's suit almost matched Wesley's with a similar navy hue. He added a smart navy tie, a cut white flower pinned to his lapel and a pocket square. Deborah Roberts also shone in a pop of color with a strapless fuschia gown.
In a follow-up post, Courtney is all smiles in a photo of her and her husband. "My next chapter ❤️," she captioned the pic.
Saturday afternoon, Al shared some special snaps from the occasion as well on Instagram.
He captioned his gallery of images, "A perfect magical evening being there for the marriage of my first princess @ouichefroker and @djweslaga with @debrobertsabc and #maidofhonor @cleilapatra and #groomsman @nick.roker155."
Al also shared a glimpse into his father-daughter dance with the bride. We're just hoping there's video, too!
The Roker family also celebrated having everyone together in the days leading up to Courtney's wedding. Al shared a photo on InstagramThursday of himself with his wife Deborah, their son Nick, 18, and daughter Leila, 22, along with Courtney.
"Our last #familyphoto with @ouichefroker as a single woman before her wedding to @djweslaga," Al wrote.
He also shared a photo on Thursday of Courtney as a young girl with Al's late parents. Courtney is Al's daughter with his first wife, Alice Bell.
"On this #tbt❤️ I am marveling at fast time flies," he wrote on Instagram. "Seems like yesterday @ouichefroker was this little girl and tomorrow she’s getting married. Al And Isabel Roker would have been so proud of their granddaughter."
Courtney, who is a trained chef and recipe developer for the kitchen appliance company Chefman, shared her anticipation of the big day with a photo of herself with her soon-to-be husband on Instagram Thursday.
"1 more day 👰🏽♀️🤵🏻" she wrote.
Al also expressed his joy at having Leila home from France, where she earned her degree from The American University of Paris last month. He shared a happy photo on Wednesday of Leila and Deborah spending some time together.
"My #parisianprincess @cleilapatra is here for @ouichefroker wedding and @debrobertsabc made her some #bananabread," he wrote on Instagram.
They enjoyed a wedding more than a year in the making after Courtney first showed off her engagement ring 14 months ago.
"Life sometimes takes you in a different direction for a reason," she wrote on Instagram at the time. "We should have been in Paris, but with how the world is at the moment, it was placed on hold. Instead, Wes brought Paris to me with the music, lights and live cam shot of the Eiffel Tower on our TV.
"I said yes to my best friend last night and I am over the moon! Thank you Wes for making me your partner in crime for life. I love you."
CORRECTION (June 5, 2021, 2:51 p.m. ET): A previous version of this article misstated where Al's flower was pinned to. It was pinned to his lapel, not his pocket square.
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Who is Al Roker’s daughter Courtney and when did she get married?
TODAY’s show Al Roker is a proud father to three children, Courtney, Nicholas, and Leila.
The forecaster shared his sentiments in a throwback snap on social media as he marveled at how "fast time flies" prior to Courtney’s wedding day.
Who is Al Roker's daughter Courtney and when did she get married?
Courtney Roker, 34, is the daughter of Al and Deborah Roker.
She married Wesley Laga on Saturday, June 5, 2021 in a stunning ceremony surrounded by her loved ones.
Courtney wore a beautiful white dress and Wesley wore a black suit for the ceremony.
She shared a picture of her big day on social media, writing: "Last night was beyond anything I could ever imagine.
"I celebrated my love for my husband and felt the love from everyone. My heart is filled with happiness and filled with joy."
Adding: "And I gotta say my husband's dance moves aint to shabby. Now on to the honeymoon."
Roker shares Courtney with ex-wife Alice Bell, who he divorced in 1994.
Courtney is a successful chef and runs her own catering business, according to Roker who told NBC News.
He dished about his daughter’s career path, saying: “Courtney was not your typical kid, in that she didn't follow the traditional path of high school in four years, then college for four years, then get a job.
"That was all a bit of a struggle for her."
Courtney’s Instagram bio says she is a recipe developer for My Chefman and My Chef iQ.
What did Al Roker say about Courtney getting married?
Before Courtney’s wedding, Al shared his "last family photo" with his eldest daughter on Instagram.
He wrote: wrote: "Our last #familyphoto with @ouichefroker as a single woman before her wedding to @djweslaga"
Al, Deborah, and his children stood together for a group photo in a beautiful garden.
In another post to Courtney, he penned: “Seems like yesterday @ouichefroker was this little girl and tomorrow she’s getting married.
"Al And Isabel Roker would have been so proud of their granddaughter."
Did Al Roker get surgery?
Roker was diagnosed with "aggressive" prostate cancer back in September of 2020.
He underwent surgery in December and returned for the first time after nine months for the morning show’s broadcast.
For his grand return, Al delivered his weather forecast while the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stood on display behind him.
Al said: “I gotta tell you. The last time I was on this plaza was March 13th. It feels so good!”
Upon returning to work, he told fans at the start of the show: "Great medical care and the love of friends and family, it goes a long way."
He added to his co-hosts: "I had great surgeons and a lot of love from my family. Deborah and Nick and Leila and Courtney, and a lot of you, and all of you here, just really took care of me."