Sunrise’s David ‘Kochie’ Koch and wife Libby FINALLY meet their sixth grandchild Ella – after months of border closures amid coronavirus
Sunrise host David ‘Kochie’ Koch and his wife Libby have finally met their sixth grandchild, Ella.
The breakfast TV anchor, 64, was previously unable to meet the seventh-month-old due to travel restrictions imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday, Kochie shared a joyous photo of wife Libby holding little Ella in her arms for the first time.
Sunrise’s David ‘Kochie’ Koch (pictured) and wife Libby have finally met their sixth grandchild Ella – after months of border closures kept amid the coronavirus pandemic
‘Definition of happiness. A grandma seeing her grandkids for the first time in 7 months because of border closures,’ Kochie captioned the post.
Libby couldn’t contain her grin, as Kochie joked: ‘How come I never get that look?’
Kochie had previously expressed great sadness over not being able to meet his newest grandchild when his daughter Brianna Jayasinghe gave birth to the baby girl in Perth in April.
Kochie shared three photos of the mother-of-three and her newborn daughter at the time on Instagram in celebration of the bundle of joy’s arrival.
‘A grandma seeing her grandkids for the first time in 7 months’: On Wednesday, Kochie shared a joyous photo of wife Libby holding little Ella (right) in her arms for the first time
‘Devastated we can’t be there for a cuddle’: Kochie spoke about his heartache in April on Sunrise, when he was unable to meet his newest grandchild amid the COVID-19 pandemic
‘You’re so lucky to have such a wonderful mum’: The popular breakfast host’s daughter Brianna Jayasinghe gave birth to baby girl Ella Hope Elizabeth in Perth in April
‘Welcome to the family Ella Hope Elizabeth Jayasinghe, you gorgeous little girl,’ Kochie captioned the sweet post.
‘Grandchild number six, born in Perth and devastated we can’t be there for a cuddle.’
Sydney-based Kochie and his wife Libby were unable to travel to Western Australia at the time as the state shut the border earlier that week.
Far away: David was unable to see his newborn grandchild in person as he and wife Libby remained in Sydney, as Western Australia enforced a strict border control at the time
Ella Hope’s name has a special meaning amid these uncertain times, according to Kochie’s London-based daughter, Georgina.
‘My niece was born today and one of her middle names is Hope. I can’t wait to tell her how much that meant during this time,’ Georgie wrote on Twitter in April.
Brianna also shares two sons with her husband CJ, eight-year-old Jax and four-year-old Teddy.
David’s daughter Samantha Brown also has three children; Lila, nine, Oscar, 11, and Matilda, 13.
David has five other grandchildren. Pictured: David with Matilda, Oscar, Lila, Jax and Teddy