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Al Roker's wife Deborah Roberts shares emotional family update

The proud mom took to Instagram

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Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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Al Roker and his wife Deborah Roberts marked an important family milestone on Monday.

Taking to Instagram, mom-of-two Deborah revealed that it was time for their son Nick to return to high school - and the teen even posed for some back-to-school photos at Deborah's request.

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The first snapshot shows Nick sat down for breakfast - pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs - smiling and giving two thumbs up to the camera. The second image shows the 19-year-old as he is heading out the door, backpack slung over his shoulder.

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"Monday moment," 60-year-old Deborah wrote. "What high school senior will stop long enough for a back to school pic? The answer is… this one! Go get 'em Nick #proudmom #kind #kid."

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Deborah shared some back-to-school photos of her son, Nick

Nick is Al and Deborah's youngest child together. The couple, who have been married since 1995, are also parents to 22-year-old journalism student Leila, who is currently in her final year at university in Paris. Al is also a father to 34-year-old Courtney Roker, from his first marriage to Alice Bell.

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Monday's milestone came after Al and Deborah faced a difficult day on Saturday as they remembered Deborah's beloved mother Ruth Roberts, who sadly passed away six years ago.

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Al pictured with wife Deborah and his three children

Furthermore, it also marked the 20th anniversary of the devastating 9-11 attacks in New York and was the day of Al's co-worker and friend Willard Scott's funeral.

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Al, 67, shared a heartfelt post on Instagram detailing the emotional day, alongside photos of the order of service from Willard's funeral.

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Deborah marked the anniversary of her mom's passing

He wrote: "Attended the #homegoing #celebration of #willardscott. It was an emotional day on top of the #20thanniversary of #911 and the passing of @debrobertsabc mom, Ruth Roberts 6 years ago."

Deborah, meanwhile, shared photos of her mom on Instagram, alongside the message: "Thinking of my mom today and always."

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