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George Stephanopoulos' wife Ali Wentworth reveals how daughter Harper helped devastating cause

The GMA star and Go Ask Ali author have been married since 2001

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Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
November 7, 2021
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George Stephanopoulos and his wife Ali Wentworth are encouraging their children to give back to those in need, and it sounds like they are doing a fantastic job.

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On a recent episode of her popular podcast, Go Ask Ali, the mom-of-two opened up about their daughter Harper's desire to help a cause in need after being left devastated.

The podcast episode was focusing on the ongoing climate crisis and the anxiety that young people are feeling over it.

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Ali revealed that Harper had been affected by climate anxiety and had asked to do a lemonade stand to raise money for polar bears after being left horrified by a photo of their living conditions.

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She explained: "A few years ago my youngest daughter wanted to have a lemonade stand and we have always said that if you have a bake sale or a lemonade stand you have to do it for a cause.

"My daughter Harper said 'We have a cause, we have a cause,' and I said 'What is it?' and she said 'Polar bears'."

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Ali Wentworth with youngest daughter Harper 

"I asked how that was a cause and she showed me a photograph of an emaciated and dirty polar bear sort of trouncing through what looked like a melted fjord, it was just water. And she said 'Mom, it's because of global warming they are dying'.

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"It devastated my youngest daughter."

The doting mom continued to add that Harper wanted to have a lemonade stand in order to "Save the polar bears" and that "It was a crisis and an emergency and she wanted to raise money right away."

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Ali and George Stephanopoulos with their two daughters 

"It's real this climate anxiety," the star concluded.

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Ali often shares snippets of her family life on her podcast, which covers a vast range of topics, from raising teenagers to the impact of gossip.

The TV star lives in New York with her husband George and daughter Elliott, 19, and Harper, 16.

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Ali and George have been married since 2001

In a previous episode of Go Ask Ali, the actress opened up about the family's big change after her firstborn left home in September to attend university.

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The proud parent revealed that Elliott was "thriving" in her new environment but admitted it had been emotional waving goodbye to her when she dropped her off.

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