Barbara Walters Children: Meet Her Daughter, Jacqueline Graber

Barbara Waltersthe pioneering broadcast journalist and creator of The View died Friday Dec. 30, 2022 at 93. The first woman to co-host both network morning and evening broadcasts, she interviewed every president and first lady from Richard Nixon onwards. Over her 50-year career, she became as famous as the people she talked to.

With all her accolades, one of her proudest legacies is her only daughter Jacqueline Dena Guber. Named for Walters’ older sister, Walters and then-husband Lee Guber adopted Jackie in 1968 after Walters suffered several miscarriages. “I adore my daughter,” said Walters in an episode of Oprah’s Master Class. “To know that you can have this kind of love that I feel for her. “

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Like many parent-child relationships, especially during her teenage years, Walter’s and Guber’s were complicated. Jackie had no interest in anything to do with celebrity. She did not fit in with her classmates and struggled with her identity and the fact that she had been adopted.

“I did marijuana,” Jackie told Jane Pauley in 2008. “It was called crank then, but it’s now methamphetamines. Quaaludes were all over the place. Valium. And the drugs numbed all the other feelings. But it didn’t take away the issues that I had. They got bigger and bigger. I was more and more isolated from my mother’s world. And I thought running would solve all my problems.”


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