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Katie Couric, the 67-year-old journalist, recently became a grandmother after her eldest daughter, Ellie Monahan, gave birth to her first child with husband Mark Dobrosky. The baby, named John Albert Dobrosky, was born on his due date on March 23, weighing just shy of seven pounds. Couric expressed her joy over welcoming her first grandchild, stating that Monahan and Dobrosky are thrilled about the arrival of baby Jay. She also shared that her daughter Carrie and husband John Molner are excited to be a cool Aunt and Uncle to baby John.

Numerous celebrities, including Mandy Moore, Amanda Seyfried, and Julianne Moore, congratulated Couric on the arrival of her grandson. Couric’s former Today show colleagues also extended their well wishes, with Carson Daly revealing that her grandmother name will be “Gogo.” The outpouring of love and support from friends, family, and fans highlighted the excitement surrounding Couric’s new role as a grandmother.

Couric, who shares daughters Ellie and Carrie with her late husband Jay Monahan, married her second husband John Molner in 2014. She shared a heartfelt post on Instagram expressing her gratitude to the hospital staff who helped deliver her grandson. Couric also announced Ellie’s pregnancy on social media in December 2023, reminiscing about the Taylor Swift-inspired friendship bracelet her daughters made for her at a concert.

In an interview with Us Weekly, Couric revealed that she had “mixed feelings” about becoming a grandmother, acknowledging the passage of time but also expressing excitement and joy over the new addition to their family. Despite feeling a sense of disbelief at being old enough to be a grandmother, Couric emphasized that she was fully embracing this new chapter in her life and cherishing every moment with her grandson. The arrival of baby John has brought immense happiness to Couric and her family, marking a special milestone in their lives.

Couric shared intimate moments of bonding with her newborn grandson on social media, including photos of Ellie and Dobrosky posing with their son and the hospital nurses who cared for them. The proud grandmother also shared a sweet picture of herself holding baby John for the first time, capturing the emotional connection between generations. Couric’s dedication to family and her genuine excitement about becoming a grandmother resonated with fans, who celebrated this joyous occasion alongside her.

As Couric embarks on this new chapter as a grandmother, she continues to balance her career and personal life with grace and enthusiasm. Her openness about the joys and challenges of this new role highlights her relatability and down-to-earth nature, endearing her to audiences around the world. Couric’s journey into grandmotherhood is a testament to the enduring power of family bonds and the joy that comes with welcoming a new generation into the fold. With her trademark wit and warmth, Couric navigates this milestone with humor, gratitude, and a deep love for her growing family.

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