CBS This Morning show host Gayle King announced on September 20 that she has become a grandmother after her daughter Kirby Bumpus welcomed her first baby, son Luca Miller, with husband, Virgil Miller.
According to People Magazine, King shared her exciting news on-air and said, “Kirby got out of the hospital on Friday, and I got on a plane, I left the set, got on a plane, and I actually beat her home Friday ’cause it took so long to get released from the hospital.”
“I wanted to be a grandmother for a long time, and it’s really something when you see your own child become a parent. I am so nuts about him. And then I was holding him, Kirby goes, ‘You know, you have to support his neck.’ Uh, okay! I actually know how to do this!”
King added, “He’s very, very cute, so congratulations to my favorite daughter, my favorite son-in-law. Now I have a favorite grandson! I’m over the moon.”
The show host has been enthusiastic about the arrival of her grandson for some time. In April, King revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that Kirby was pregnant.
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“I’ve been keeping a list of baby names. … Ellen, I have to tell you this: Right before I came on the air, I said, ‘Kirby, you know, I’m doing Ellen today. Can I tell Ellen?’ Ellen — she’s pregnant. She is pregnant,” she said at the time.
“We haven’t told anybody because I’ve been held to secrecy. She told all of her friends this past weekend, so she said I could tell you,” added King. “And, Ellen, I’m going to be a grandmother and I can’t wait! … Right before we went on the air, I said, ‘Kirby, if Ellen doesn’t ask me anything about grandchildren I’m not gonna mention it. But if she does ask me, I don’t wanna stand there and say I don’t know. I don’t want to do that.’ ”
King shares both of her kids with her ex-husband William Bumpus.