Seth Meyers to be a father of two
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Seth Meyers to be a father of two

Seth Meyers and his wife Alexi Ashe are expecting their second child.

The TV host and comedian made the announcement during the yearly family Thanksgiving edition of his late-night chat show Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday night (23Nov17).

In a segment with his mother Hilary, father Laurence and brother Josh, Seth stopped and turned to the camera, stating, “I want to take this opportunity now… my wife and I are expecting a second baby.”

The new addition will be a sibling for Seth and Alexi’s first child, a son named Ashe Olsen Meyers, who was born in March 2016.

Seth and his family are all “very excited” over the news, with the 43-year-old’s mum sharing that he called her “sobbing” when he first told her of Alexi’s pregnancy.

“My Seth is sometimes a crier. So. he’s crying on the phone and he can’t catch his breath, he’s sobbing,” said Hilary. “(He said), ‘It’s wonderful news, it’s wonderful news… I said, ‘Why are you crying?’ He said, ‘Because for over a month I’ve had to pretend I don’t care what sex it is, and I do care, I want a little boy!'”

Seth then explained that he “really wanted” for his son to have a brother, because he was “so lucky” to grow up with Josh, who is also an actor and comedian.

And while the couple are yet to settle on a name for the impending arrival, Seth’s dad is keen on Albert.

“We’ve had five sheep dogs, they’re all named Albert. I really love the dog and I always wonder what it would sound like if it could talk,” said Laurence, adding: “I figure, if they name the kid Albert, eventually he’ll start to talk, and I’ll say, ‘Oh, yeah that’s it!'”

– Cover Media


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