Gayle King Just Made a *Major* Announcement on TV Today

Gayle King is preparing to take on an all-new role: grandma.

The 66-year-old anchor made an appearance on today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she discussed her daughter, Kirby Bumpus, and her new son-in law, Virgil Miller. While chatting about what’s to come for the newlyweds, King confirmed that Bumpus and Miller are expecting their first child this September.

It all started when DeGeneres said, “So, you’re bugging your daughter about having grandkids already, I heard?”

To which King responded, “Yes, Ellen. I am. I’ve been keeping a list of baby names. Ellen, I have to tell you this: Right before I came on the air, I said, ‘Kirby, you know, I’m doing Ellen today. Can I tell Ellen?’ Ellen—she’s pregnant. She is pregnant.”

King went on to say that Bumpus has kept the pregnancy news under wraps, adding, “We haven’t told anybody because I’ve been held to secrecy. She told all of her friends this past weekend, so she said I could tell you.”

She continued, “And, Ellen, I’m going to be a grandmother and I can’t wait! Right before we went on the air, I said, ‘Kirby, if Ellen doesn't ask me anything about grandchildren I’m not gonna mention it. But if she does ask me, I don’t wanna stand there and say, ‘I don’t know.’ I don’t want to do that.”

Grandma Gayle has an awfully nice ring to it, don’t you think?

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