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Craig Melvin near tears as he prepares for daughter starting kindergarten

The Today star is such a doting dad

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Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
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Craig Melvin is a devoted family man and so it was more than understandable that he was slightly overwhelmed when he opened up about his daughter on Today this week.

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The Today star was discussing a big family change in his household with his co-stars, revealing that his five-year-old daughter Sibby was starting kindergarten on Tuesday.

"Are you getting choked up?" Sheinelle Jones asked the star, to which he replied: "No I am not, I had something in my throat." "You are!" she replied.

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"I'm glad you're not here tomorrow you would be a mess!" Sheinelle added, as Dylan Dreyer told her friend and co-star: "Wait until that bus stop, you're going to be a mush."

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Craig shares children Delano, who was born in 2014, and Sybil 'Sibby', who was born in 2016, with wife Lindsay Czarniak. The couple met when they were both working at NBC4 in 2008 and tied the knot in 2011.

Craig loves nothing more than being a father and opened up about being a dad-of-two in a blog post for People shortly after his daughter's arrival.

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Craig Melvin opened up on Today about his daughter Sibby's big move to kindergarten

"Paternity leave has also given me the chance to reflect on priorities. Like many of you, one of life’s greatest challenges for me has become unplugging from the noise that consumes so much of our lives," he shared.

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"Resisting the urge to check a timeline, news feed, clever tweet or email even while on paternity leave has been difficult, but I've actually been proud of my ability to stay present. Not every day or all day, but certainly better than when I'm on the clock."

today craig melvin in tears live on air

Craig shares two children with wife Lindsay

Craig has been working on Today since 2018 and is also a co-anchor on the Third Hour, alongside Al Roker, Dylan and Sheinelle.

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He recently opened up about his job while chatting to HELLO!, describing his co-stars as incredibly fun.

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