‘Today Show’s’ Carson Daly Says He and Wife Siri Have Been ‘Sleep-Divorced’ Since September
Carson Daly of NBC’s The Voice and Today Show recently shared the happy news that he and wife Siri are expecting their fourth child. The television personality also revealed that there have been some revamped sleeping arrangements in the Daly home.
Joining the baby boom
The Today Show crew has had a year filled with baby news. Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager, and Dylan Dreyer all announced additions to their families this year, and Daly added his own to the list in September.
“Siri Daly, my incredible wife… she’s gearing up for a big spring because that’s when she’s going to give birth to our fourth and newest member of the Daly family!” he shared during the “Pop Start” segment. “That’s right, she’s pregnant!” he gushed, blowing a kiss to his wife watching at home and adding, “I love you!”
The reaction at the desk from fellow anchors Kotb, Dreyer, and Craig Melvin was priceless, as they were truly blown away by the news and thrilled for their colleague and friend.
Daly and his wife met in 2005 when she was working on his show Last Call as a writer’s assistant. “She would walk into our meetings and I would look at the other dudes in the room, like, ‘Do you see what I see?’ It was undeniable,” Daly told People. The two tied the knot in December 2015.
While it’s clear that the couple is enjoying a happy marriage, Daly recently shared another announcement on the NBC morning news program regarding his sleep set-up at home that may seem strange to some.
“I got sleep-divorced in September. We cited irreconcilable sleeping,” Daly revealed, according to People. “I have sleep apnea, my wife’s pregnant, and during a home renovation, we downgraded to a queen-size bed. We just felt like we’re better off sleeping in different beds.”
According to the Better Sleep Council, a recent survey showed that sleep-divorces – as they are nicknamed – are now being used by one in 10 couples due to varying sleep preferences and noise.
Daly shared that due to his sleep apnea, he is required to wear a CPAP machine, which can keep his wife awake. “That’s like sleeping next to Darth Vader. Really attractive, huh?” Daly joked. “Most women would want to sleep in another bedroom… I don’t snore anymore, but the noise of the machine keeps her up.”
Some surprising results
While the happily married couple isn’t crazy about their beds in different locales, Daly noted some benefits to the solo slumber. “We don’t want to sleep apart, but we have now and I think secretly, we’re like, ‘This is kind of cool,’ because you get command of the whole room,” he said.
Daly also acknowledged the importance of getting enough shuteye when you are half of a couple. “Sleep is important, that’s an important part of this,” the Today co-host said. “You’re going to be a better person if you are rested, which can help your relationship.”
While the pair may be singly snoozing, Daly is still enjoying a happy home life. “After this many years, I know who I am. My life is not television,” Daly told People in 2014. “I’m a family man first and foremost. Everything I do in this business, it all pays off when I come home.”