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Katie Couric's Newborn Grandson Shares This Special Connection to Her Late Husband Jay Monahan

Couric's daughter Ellie welcomed her baby boy on Saturday

<p>Katie Couric/Instagram; Walter McBride/Corbis/Getty</p> Katie Couric and her grandson (L), Jay Monahan (R)

Katie Couric/Instagram; Walter McBride/Corbis/Getty

Katie Couric and her grandson (L), Jay Monahan (R)

Katie Couric's grandson shares a special connection to his late grandfather.

On Saturday, the veteran journalist's daughter Ellie welcomed her first baby with husband Mark Dobrosky. Couric posted about the happy news on her Instagram, including a few photos of her daughter, son-in-law and their baby boy as they smiled together.

In her caption, Couric shared that her newborn grandson was named after her first husband, Jay Monahan, who died in 1998 at age 42 from colon cancer. Couric and Monahan married in 1989 and welcomed two daughters together, Carrie and Ellie.

"John Albert Dobrosky was born on his due date, Saturday, March 23rd at 8:23 am, just shy of seven pounds. He will be called Jay in honor of his maternal grandfather," Couric wrote, referencing Monahan.

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<p>Katie Couric/Instagram; Walter McBride/Corbis/Getty</p> Katie Couric and her grandson (L), Jay Monahan (R)

Katie Couric/Instagram; Walter McBride/Corbis/Getty

Katie Couric and her grandson (L), Jay Monahan (R)

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"Albert is after Mark’s paternal grandfather. Mom and Dad (Ellie and Mark) are over the moon 🌕 (it was a full moon) I am thrilled to have my first grandchild, Carrie can’t wait to be a cool Aunt and Molner is enjoying handing out cigars."

In December, Couric shared that her daughter Ellie was pregnant, posting the moment she first learned that Ellie was expecting on Instagram.

Along with Carrie, 28, Ellie told her mom the news before the trio attended a Taylor Swift Eras Tour show earlier.

Before heading to the concert, Ellie and Carrie participated in one of the tour’s most popular traditions, bringing beaded friendship bracelets to trade — and used the accessory to tell their mom that Ellie was pregnant.

In the sweet clip, Carrie handed her mom a bracelet and the former Today anchor thought out loud as she tried to decipher what it said (“brand, brandy, B, granny…”) before saying what the beads spelled: “Granny to be.”

Still laughing at her attempts to decrypt the bracelet’s message, Couric’s face went blank as she realized what the message meant.

Then Ellie said, “I’m pregnant,” and her jaw dropped.

"You are?” Couric said, covering her mouth, seemingly in shock. “Wow.”

After the mom-to-be asked Couric if she is “freaked out,” the journalist said, “No,” and laughed again.

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