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Al Roker's Daughter Leila Strikes a Pose in a Black Toga & Cap as She Graduates from College

Olawale Ogunjimi
May 26, 2021
11:10 A.M.
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Congratulations are for Al Roker's second child Leila, the newest graduate in town. Here is how the celebration went down, with her striking series of poses in her graduation attire.


CNN's weatherman Al Roker and his entire family are in awe of the newest graduate in the family—Leila, who recently bagged a degree from the American University of Paris.

Leila's dad alongside her mom Deborah Roberts, brother Nicholas, and stepsister Courtney graced the event with their presence and later posed for memorable photos.

Al Roker on "Today" on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


Roberts, an ABC reporter, shared a selfie snap of her sitting next to the young graduate to celebrate the event. She added a boomerang clip of her daughter in a black cape, hat, and a pair of brown heels, proudly confirming "she is a graduate" via her caption.

The family's patriarch shared the same post while celebrating his girl's new achievement with his comment. This comes after he dropped a family photo featuring everyone posing next to Leila. Under the post, he quipped:

"So incredibly proud of @aupinstagram #classof2021 #graduate@cleilapatra Four years that tested and made you an amazing adult."


A few hours after her parents shared the congratulatory messages, Leila went on Instagram to give her fans the full highlight of the day.

While his first marriage was a failure, the CNN weatherman achieved great success with his second.


She began by reposting the similar updates from her parents' handle and added about five heartwarming photos in the slide shots. At the end of the slides, the American University of Paris Alum showed a selfie where she rested on her dad's shoulders. 

Leila has always had a special bond with her parents; she often involves herself in their work. During her stay in France, she participated in the "3rd Hour of TODAY," a show with her dad as a co-host. 


The young adult chit-chatted about what she faced living in Europe during the COVID-19 lockdown. She revealed that she missed her family and decided to begin an Instagram series that enabled her to keep in touch with her mother.

Leila is the couple's first child and only daughter; their second is Nicholas. However, Al Roker has a daughter, Courtney, from a previous marriage to Alice Bell.


While his first marriage was a failure, the CNN weatherman achieved great success with his second. The duo who were engaged in 1994 got married a year later, and while they have faced a few bumps here and there, they are still committed to each other.

They are equally dedicated to their kids. The father-of-three confessed he learned patience and how to be better at parenthood through his kids, especially through Nicholas, his only son, with special needs.