Barbara Walters was tirelessly working to become a co-host on The TODAY Show by the late ’60s. And though her journalism career was on the verge of hitting an all-time high, there was still something Barbara knew she needed in her life… and that something was a baby.
The journey to motherhood proved much more difficult than she’d ever anticipated; Barbara and her then-husband, Lee Guber, suffered three miscarriages. So, they turned their focus to the possibility of adoption.
In 1968, Barbara and Lee brought home a blonde-haired, blue-eyed baby girl named Jackie. For many years, the iconic broadcast journalist, author, and television personality kept the details of this adoption incredibly private.
As she grew older, however, she began to open up.
In the video below, courtesy of Oprah’s Master Class, Barbara reveals that her fascinating journey toward adopting Jackie began with a simple double date.
Many decades ago, Barbara and Lee went to dinner with a couple with whom they rarely socialized. The woman mentioned she had the opportunity to adopt a 4-day-old girl.
However, the couple revealed it was a son they desperately wanted, not a daughter.
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