Channel 9’s Weekend Today presenter Allison Langdon has given birth to her second baby with husband Michael Willesee Jnr following her father-in-law’s tragic death.
According to an exclusive report by the Sydney Morning Herald, the TV star, who is also a reporter on 60 Minutes, gave birth last Sunday and the couple have called their daughter Scout Heather Willesee.
The pair also share two-year-old son, Mack, together.
Sadly, it came just two days after her husband Michael Willesee Jnr’s father Mike passed away at the age of 76 following a battle with throat cancer on the Friday before. Scout was his 13th grandchild.
Close family and friends gathered for his funeral just hours ago to say a final farewell, with his son Mike delivering an emotional eulogy with Allison watching on.
Speaking on behalf of his family, the brave father-of-two stood before a crowd of hundreds at St Mary‘s Cathedral in Sydney, where he reminisced about the times spent with his beloved dad and the impact he had on his life.
For many Mike Snr – who was initially diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2016 – will be remembered for his incredible journalistic skills, but for his children and grandchildren he’s remembered as a family man who was much more comfortable at home with them and away from the limelight.
Throughout the eulogy Willesee Jr gave an insight into his father’s day-to-day life, telling mourners about the things his father had taught his children throughout his life, noting how important family was to the legendary journalist.
“He taught us to value honesty, above all, to be honest,” the son explained. “He set our moral compasses. He taught us important things like how to body surf and how to cook a barbecue for a big family gathering and he really taught us the importance of family getting together for those gatherings.”
The journalist’s funeral was attended by a plethora of TV personalities including A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw, Today show presenter Richard Wilkins and his girlfriend Virginia Burmeister and veteran journalist George Negus.