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Gayle King Proudly Shares That She's Going to Be a Grandma While on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Busayo Ogunjimi
Apr 29, 2021
11:20 A.M.
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Gayle King is bursting with joy over the discovery of her soon-to-be grandmother's status. She shared the exciting news with the world during an interview now available on YouTube.


Gayle King's life seems to be getting merrier each day. The latest cherry on her ice cream was the discovery she was on the verge of becoming a grandmother. The star disclosed that her first grandchild was on the way, adding:

"I have been bursting and wanting to share this news. I said 'Kirby, when can I make it the talk of the table?' and she said, 'Not yet.'"

Gayle King at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


After waiting on the expectant mom to disclose the news to her close friends and relatives, the television personality finally got her chance to tell. She noted:

"She would not allow me to show any pictures, but she did allow me to share their birth announcement[...]"

The child would be the first for both King's daughter, Kirby Bumpus, and her husband, Virgil Miller, who tied the knot in December at Oprah Winfrey's lavish mansion. Their wedding took place ten months after their engagement.


King seems more excited than the couple, as, in addition to her anxiousness to scream the news to the world, she was already looking up cute grandma monikers.

She hoped for the royals to find a means of having a healthy conversation within the family.

While appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," on Tuesday, the host suggested "Miss Lady," which King declined. She has also ruled out nicknames like Grandma, Gigi, and Gammy.


Despite her excitement, the 66-year-old knew to exercise caution, especially when it came to bringing up the child. When asked if she planned to spoil her grandbaby, the TV personality explained she would only respect her daughter's boundaries, saying:

"I will follow her rules of the house. That's what I'm gonna do. I am gonna do exactly what I am told. I'm going to serve when asked to serve."

However, the expectant grandmother could not resist the urge to ask for a chance to be in the delivery room to welcome the baby. Fingers crossed on that one.


Going by the icon's strong views about family, she just might get her way. Earlier this month, King appeared on "The Drew Barrymore Show," where she shared her take on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

She commended the couple for courageously sharing their experience with the British monarch, hence opening up conversations no one was prepared to have. The icon then pointed out that notwithstanding the sentiments at play, family remained the most important factor.

King went on to discuss how much she hoped for the royals to find a means of having a healthy conversation within the family that could foster their unity and togetherness.

As a mother herself, and soon-to-be grandmother, King surely understood the immense benefit of remaining united as a family and braving every situation threatening familial bond.