Carson Daly decided to celebrate the weekend a tad early on Friday (Sept. 20) when he shocked his Today show counterparts with the big news that he and his wife Siri Daly are going to have a baby this spring. It will be the fourth child for the couple.
“Siri Daly, my incredible wife is gearing up for a big spring because that’s when she is going to give birth to the newest member of the Daly family,” the 46-year-old co-anchor said live on the morning new show.
“Are you kidding me?” Hoda Kotb could be heard yelling in the background.
“That’s right, she’s pregnant,” Daly continued. “I love you. That’s Pop Start. Have a great weekend everybody.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 20, 2019
From there, it was just a ton of hugging between Daly and his co-workers, who truly looked surprised at the big news.
“You should hug Siri, not me,” The Voice host chuckled. “I’ve done very little in this situation.”
Fans will recall that Siri and Carson Daly were engaged back in 2013 and were married in 2015 after ten years of being together. Daly lost his mother last year, and has long talked about the love she had for him, and the love he now has for his own children.
“I sometimes try to love my kids less, almost on purpose because I’m so scared of loving them too much,” Daly once said during an interview with Kotb on Today. “That’s the greatest gift you can give your kids, but it’s scary.” he added. “It’s a scary proposition too. I find myself falling in love with my kids and I almost want to put a little bit of a guard there out of fear.”
Congratulations to the Daly family!