Skip Nav
Little Kids
The Hysterical Differences Between Your First and Second Child
Easter Show
Treats, Toys, and Tricks: Your Ultimate Guide to 2018's Easter Show Bags
Kids Crafts
Heat Up Your Glue Gun: It's Easter Hat Parade Time
We Love This Easter Tradition Because It Keeps You Warm All Winter
Easter Colouring In Pages
Kids Activities
15 Awesome Activities To Keep Your Kids Entertained This Easter

Carson Daly Opens Up About Losing Parents

Carson Daly Explains How His Life Has Changed After the Recent Loss of His Parents

Carson Daly is still healing after the devastating loss of his parents just over a year ago. His mother, Pattie Caruso, died in September 2017 of a heart attack, while his stepfather, Richard Caruso, lost his battle with bone cancer just five weeks later. In an emotional moment during Wednesday's broadcast of Today, the morning show host spoke to cohost Hoda Kotb about his New Year's Resolutions and opened up about how his outlook on life has changed since losing both of his parents.

"I don't want to get morbid, but you know I lost my parents a year and a half ago, so in the new year, I think more macro now," he said. "I think bigger than just, like, the weight, the food — all that stuff is every day, we all struggle with that, we all do the best we can. My new thing is compartmentalizing."

Daly continued, speaking about how the pain of losing two loved ones caused him to start living in the moment. "We're always looking so far forward in our calendar to find a moment of happiness, if you will, of relief from life," he said. "My thing is just 24 hours. Now I wake up and I'm like, 'Thank you God, I got a new day, a fresh day. How can I be the best husband, the best father, the best coworker, the best fellow citizen? Like, I've got today. I've got right now, in this moment.'"

Daly has been married since 2015. He and his wife, Siri Pinter, share three children together: 9-year-old Jackson James, 5-year-old Etta Jones, and 4-year-old London Rose.

Daly added later, "Life goes by so fast that for me, now, it's just like, live and marinate in that moment when I'm in a tickle fight. And then when I go to bed, it's just like, 'You know what? I hope I did good today, and if God gives me another day, I'm just gonna do it again.'"

More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Blake Shelton Speech at the 2018 People's Choice Awards
How to Find Time to Exercise With a Baby
Maya Rudolph Talking About Kids Wanting a Cat on Ellen
OurFamilyAdventures Family of 4 Lives in an Airstream RV
How New Dads Can Stay Healthy and Happy
Eva Longoria Calling Out Carson Daly at Golden Globes 2018
Best Sydney Cafes to Take Your Kids
What It’s Like to be a Mummy Blogger
Signs You're Burnt Out as a Mum
One Dad's Dreams for His Daughter
Advice For Kids Whose Parents Are Getting Divorced
Coed Sleepovers For Kids
Latest Parenting
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds