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Today's Al Roker's accident that led to family baby news – new details

The NBC News weatherman is going to be a grandpa!

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Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
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Al Roker has been worrying fans of his on the Today Show with his absence from the show for over a week, having been subbed in by Dylan Dreyer.

However, it was revealed just before his return that he was celebrating some big family news as his oldest daughter, Courtney Roker, is expecting her first child with husband Wesley Laga. Check out in the clip before how Al reacted to becoming a grandfather.

WATCH: Al Roker reacting to becoming a grandpa on Today

On his return to Today, he emotionally gushed about the moment and even revealed how he'd found out about the news, and it was all by accident.

"I've known for a while," he explained, revealing that he discovered the pregnancy through Wesley's brother, adding: "Actually, Wes' goofy brother accidentally dropped it on a text. Thanks Cory!" Savannah Guthrie joked in response: "There's one in every family!"

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Courtney broke the news with a video on Instagram set to a remix of Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby," set to pictures of the couple and then videos of their sonogram.

"A new adventure is about to begin," she captioned her post with a baby bottle emoji, solidifying the news for a very excited Al and his wife Deborah Roberts.

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Al's daughter Courtney shared that she and husband Wesley were expecting

He enthusiastically commented: "Here we go!!! So very very happy!!!!! You guys," and added: "Going for Pop-Pop," while Deborah, who is Courtney's step-mom, wrote: "This is so very exciting!!!"

Many of her other friends and family members quickly congratulated the pair, expressing excitement for the NBC weatherman's first go at being a granddad.

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It was previously revealed that Al had been off Today for a week so that he could spend some time with his family as Al and Deborah's son Nick, 20, was visiting from college.

The trio jetted off to Puerto Rico for a lush beachside holiday, getting to take in some sunshine and relaxation away from the bursts of rain and snowfall in their New York home.

al roker and deborah roberts with their family© Photo: Instagram

The family-of-five are quite close knit

However, all good things must come to an end, as did their time together, as he shared on social media that Nick had gone back to school at the top of the week.

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