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Letterman to become a father

September 13, 2003|From Associated Press

David Letterman had better start thinking up a top 10 list of baby names because he's about to become a father.

While taping the "Late Show" episode that was scheduled to air Friday night, Letterman told the audience that his girlfriend, Regina Lasko, is about six months pregnant.

"I have an announcement to make and I'll be honest with you, I'm a little bit nervous. I have some trepidations about this. I feel a little silly because it's one of those things where I thought never in my life this would happen," the talk show host said.

"And here I am, 56, and by all rights it shouldn't be happening. But there's nothing we can do about it now. And I'm terribly excited about this. I'm scared silly about this. I'm going to be a father."

After the cheers and applause from the studio audience subsided, Letterman joked about the upside of becoming a father for the first time at his age: "By the time the child has trouble in life, you know, I'll be dead. I'll be long gone."

Letterman said he and Lasko are still discussing whether to get married.

From Associated Press

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