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Former Today star Kathie Lee Gifford to become a first-time grandmother

The TV personality can't wait to meet her grandchild

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Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
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Kathie Lee Gifford has been on cloud nine this week after announcing some very happy news in her family.

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The former Today star took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal that her son Cody and his wife Erika were expecting their first child.

She wrote: "I am over a blue or pink moon!!! I don’t care which. So so happy for you both, @mrsamerikagifford, and for our family. Praise our Living and Loving God!"

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Alongside the post, Kathie shared a montage of clips featuring her son and his wife from their wedding day.

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Fans rushed to congratulate the author, with one writing: "Congratulations Grandma!" while another wrote: "Omg Cody is going to be a daddy! Congratulations!" A third added: "Congratulations, being a grandma is the best."

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Kathie Lee Gifford is going to be a grandmother!

The mom-of-two told People how she first found out the news, revealing: "I had just arrived home to begin my book tour on the Today Show the next morning, adding that she was seated at a table with Cody and Erika and their longtime friend Christine Gardner.

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"Cody and Erika handed both of us something that was wrapped and asked that we please open at the same time. It was a two-sided frame and mine read, 'Can't wait to meet you Grandma,' on one side and on the other was a photo of Cody and Erika holding their ultrasound.

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The TV star is a doting mom to two children

"It took a moment to crystalize to be that this was their baby which meant that it was my baby to and I freaked and ran to hug Erika and so did Christine. To which Cody said, 'What about me?'" She added: "It still hasn't hit me fully!"

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On the excitement at watching her son become a father, she told the publication: "I have long believed just by watching my children with other children and babies for years now that they are both made for parenthood.

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Kathie with her former Today co-star and good friend Hoda Kotb

"And I'm so grateful that they both chose partners who are equally so."

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Cody and Erika tied the knot in September 2020 in an intimate ceremony attended by just their parents and siblings.

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