She’s one of the sunniest people on Australian television, and at just 44, Johanna Griggs is about to embark on a new adventure: she’s becoming a grandmother.
Griggs, who is best known for hosting Channel Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens and, of course, for winning a bronze medal in backstroke at the 1990 Commonwealth Games, wrote about her youngest son Joe’s baby news on Friday on Instagram.
“Got to feel my grandson kick for the first time tonight,” Griggs wrote to her 36,000 followers. “It was so awesome. Katie is looking so beautiful, and everyone is so excited. Bring on 2018…”
In an earlier post on Instagram, Griggs joked: “Todd and I are beyond excited to be grandparents, and my mum Leigh is to officially be known as ‘GG’ going forward! Talk about exciting times ahead. My work colleagues have already dubbed me Joh-Nanna.. which might just stick!”
Coincidentally, Griggs was a young parent herself; she married actor Gary Sweet in 1994, when she was in her very early twenties. The pair had two sons before separating in 1997.
In 2006, she married her current husband, building foreman Todd Huggins.
According to dad-to-be Joe, 21, he and his partner Katie are expecting their son in February next year.
Congratulations, Johanna, Joe, Katie, and family. We’re thrilled for you all.
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