Gayle King is finally a grandmom!
Earlier this year King, 66, helped her daughter Kirby Bumpus score the baby shower of her dreams after her wedding plans were crushed during the pandemic.
On Friday, Bumpus and her husband Virgil Miller welcome a baby boy Luca Miller, according to PEOPLE Magazine. Said the CBS Mornings anchor on Monday, “Kirby got out of the hospital on Friday and I got on a plane, I left the set, got on a plane and I actually beat her home Friday ’cause it took so long to get released from the hospital.”
“I wanted to be a grandmother for a long time, and it’s really something when you see your own child become a parent,” she explained. “I am so nuts about him. And then I was holding him, Kirby goes, ‘You know, you have to support his neck.’ Uh, okay! I actually know how to do this!”
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King is one happy granny and organized a baby shower to celebrate her daughter’s first baby. The gathering consisted of 16 close family and friends who were vaccinated and received a negative COVID test prior to attending, People reported.
“It turned into something that was bigger than a baby shower. Kirby was at the core of the celebration—no doubt about that—but it became a celebration of friendship, a celebration of women, and a celebration of coming together after things have been so hard for so many people,” King told Oprah Daily. “To be honest with you, I didn’t know it was going to be that. I knew it would be pretty and nice, but I think it grew into something much more significant than that.
“It was the first moment to celebrate a lot of things that happened in the last two years—and Mom definitely went all out and outdid herself,” Bumpus said. “The thing I keep saying is that I can’t even call this the shower of my dreams because I didn’t even dream something like that for myself.”
Congrats to King, Bumpus and Miller!