Al Roker’s wife revealed in the special Instagram post, “Pardon us while we bust with pride over our favorite son, Nick, who was awarded the Achilles International celebration of resilience award.”
Roberts then shared that she and Al Roker celebrate Nick’s spirit and determination to work harder, run faster, and rise high during any challenges he experiences. “We are truly thankful for our sweet son and his example of strength and resilience. Thanks to all of you who encourage and celebrate Nick’s indomitable spirit!”
Al Roker has three children. He and his former wife, Alice Bell, adopted their daughter Courtney. He shares his son Nick and his other daughter Leila with Roberts, who he married in September 1995.
Al Roker and Deborah Roberts Open Up About How Love Got Them Through His Cancer Diagnosis
During an interview with People’s first-ever Love Issue, Al Roker and his wife Deborah Robert revealed how love and dedication helped them through his cancer diagnosis. The Today anchor was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September 2020 and had a successful operation a couple of months later.
When she heard about Al Roker’s cancer diagnosis, Roberts took it hard. “My heart just sank to my toes. Because it never even occurred to me that there was anything series. When he said, ‘It’s cancer,’ I just lost it.”
Al Roker then said his doctor reassured him that his prognosis was good. They told their kids in a Zoom call afterward. “There were tears, but they rallied around,” Roker explained. He also revealed that Roberts attention every appointment with him and asked a lot of questions.
“I just remember looking at him and just seeing us in our life. And just seeing everything sort of pulsate through you as you were sitting there taking all of this,” Roberts stated to her husband. She then admitted it was a very emotional time for her. “What if he is not going to be here with me much longer? You really let your mind go there. You cherish and you clutch and you hold on.”
Roker stated, “When somebody you love happens also to be your best advocate, that’s just a bonus. So that he’s you a lot to get through. That can make all the difference.”
Luckily for Roker, everything seems to be better. Earlier this year, he learned that his prostate-specific antigen levels were from 7 down to .05. “that’s considered undetectable. Every six months I’ll get blood work. And that’ll be for the next years.”