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Surprise! Howie Mandel is Going to Be a Grandpa — Again: All the Details
The comic and AGT host says his grandkids are the most important thing in his life.
Howie Mandel is going to be a grandfather! Again!
The America's Got Talent Judge, whose AGT: Fantasy League team was majorly successful during the show's January 1 premiere, just announced that his youngest daughter Riley Ehrlich is pregnant, and he couldn't be happier.
All about Howie Mandel's third granchild
The comedian hasn't missed a single opportunity to crack a joke about Riley welcoming her first child. He posted a picture to Instagram of Riley shooting an arrow as part of the family's gender reveal, and said in a voiceover, "Three people were injured, two of them were women, so it’s a girl!”
On The Jennifer Hudson Show, he delivered another darkly funny line about gender reveal parties: "We’re having one of those reveal parties…I know it’s a girl, but we’re gonna find out who the father is!"
In the same conversation, after he announced he'd be welcoming another grandkid the audience cheered, and Mandel kindly admonished them. "Don’t applaud. She just turned 13, so we are not as excited as most. But she’s so popular." (Riley is actually 31 years old.)
About Howie Mandel's oldest grandkids Abbey and Axel
Mandel and his wife, Terry Mandel, are already grandparents to their daughter Jackelyn Shultz's two kids, daughter Abbey and son Axel. Looking at a picture of the brother and sister with Hudson, Mandel said, "That’s the joy of my life. That’s all that matters in my life."
Shultz also produces a podcast with her dad, Howie Mandel Does Stuff.
On Instagram, he's clearly a fun-loving and doting grandpa. He, Jackelyn and Abbey recently had a dance party in their foyer, and he captured a sweet moment between Abbey and her brother during family swim time.
These kids would do well to follow their grandpa's mentorship and advice. On America's Got Talent: Fantasy League, each of the Judges picked Acts from previous iterations of the show to compete against each other, with the winning Act getting prize money and the winning Judge getting bragging rights. And Mandel is in an early lead! After the first episode, none of his chosen Acts were eliminated. Guy's got taste!