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Al Roker's wife Deborah Roberts says she chose 'hope over despair' in poignant message

She continues to remain positive


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Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
April 30, 2022
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Al Roker's beloved wife, Deborah Roberts, posted an emotional message on Instagram on Thursday as she reflected on some very difficult times. 

The ABC journalist took to social media with a black and white selfie in which she was smiling for the camera. 

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Deborah was standing in her bathroom and dressed casually in a white vest and makeup-free. 

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She shared a reflective message which read: "Thursday thoughts. Two years ago I took this pic. The reality of our new pared down and uncertain reality was sinking in." 

She continued: "I was just beginning to make a decision to choose hope over despair. Hard days were ahead but like many of you, occasionally I found reason to smile. This was meant to be my stark reminder to always look for light. #tbt."

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Her fans loved her post and commented: "You are always a delight! That smile is the hope we always need," and, "Hope makes everything beautiful".

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Deborah shared her message of positivity with fans 

Even Al chimed in and sweetly wrote: "That smile," to which Deborah replied with two heart emojis. 

Al recently enjoyed a sun-soaked vacation with his wife and their son Nick in Puerto Rico.

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The family were loving the fact they were able to spend some quality time together during their getaway as it won't be long until Nick heads off to college. 

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Al and Deborah's son Nick is all grown up 

Deborah recently shared her disbelief that their 19-year-old was so grown up with a pair of photos of him.

In the first image, the journalist was cuddling a young Nick and was head and shoulders above him. But in the second, it was the other way around...and then some.

Deborah wrote: "How does this happen? One day I'm looking down at him…and next I'm looking up. What a journey. #tbt #sonshine."

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