Al Roker Opens Up About Raising His Teenage Son with Special Needs: 'I Admire Him'

Roker, who shares 17-year-old son Nick with wife Deborah Roberts, spoke candidly to Guideposts magazine about raising a child with developmental delays.

Al Roker has nothing but pride, love, and admiration for his son.

The Today anchorman, who shares 17-year-old son Nicholas with wife and ABC News senior correspondent Deborah Roberts, recently opened up to Guideposts magazine for their May cover story about raising a child with special needs.

In the article, which was published on Thursday, Roker, 64, explained that Nick is “somewhere on the spectrum and maybe obsessive-compulsive” — a condition that has brought a number of challenges for both Nick and his parents.

Despite those difficulties, Roker said Nick never let his developmental delays get in the way of living his life and doing what he loves, which is an attribute of his son’s that Roker has continuously admired over the years . . .

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