Her daughter Kirby Bumpus tied the knot in December.
But it was only on Monday that Gayle King announced the news during CBS This Morning and in an interview published in Oprah Winfrey magazine.
And it was King’s BFF Oprah who hosted the nuptials that were scaled back due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Kirby, 32, married fiance Virgil Miller at her godmother Oprah’s multi-million dollar estate in Montecito, just outside Santa Barbara, California.
The couple got engaged in February 2019.
‘Kirby really is so happy, and nothing beats when your children are happy,’ King, 66, told Oprah Magazine.
Close: Gayle King’s BFF Oprah Winfrey, who is Kirby’s godmother, hosted the wedding at her Montecito estate in California in December (King and Winfrey are pictured in 2016)
Very exclusive: Oprah’s multi-million dollar mansion is situated on 42 acres of some pf the most expensive real estate in the world. She purchased the property in 2001
The ceremony was officiated by Kirby’s brother Will Bumpus and attended by Oprah’s partner Steadman Graham and a professional photographer who snapped pictures of the occasion.
King shares Kirby and Will with her ex-husband William Bumpus whom she divorced in 1993
‘Nobody knows Kirby the way her brother does, so for him to do the ceremony felt meant to be,’ King explained.
‘It wasn’t the wedding we planned, but it was absolutely perfect,’ she noted.
Family: Kirby, 32, married Virgil Miller to whom she got engaged in February 2019. The couple are pictured with King and Kirby’s brother Will, who officiated at the ceremony
Her kids: Kirby and Will are King’s children with ex-husband William Bumpus from whom she split in 1993
Photos of the ceremony were taken by photographer Joe Pugliese who was at Oprah’s mansion for a shoot that got canceled at the last minute and instead found himself playing wedding photographer.
“Joe doesn’t normally do weddings… so we lucked out and had a professional photographer who followed all pandemic protocol. I’m so glad we have those memories, because the photos are stunning,’ she told the magazine.
She shared some of the photos from the happy day to her Instagram.
In the accompanying caption, she added: ‘Ps anybody have tips on being a good mother-in-law ?? Im all ears and taking notes!’
Shared: News anchor King announced her happy news on CBS This Morning and in an interview with Oprah Winfrey Magazine. She also posted wedding photos to Instagram