Carson Daly Jokes He and Wife Siri May Never Sleep Together Again After 'Sleep Divorcing' Last Year
Carson Daly and his wife Siri started divorcing while sleeping last fall - and the happy couple are still deliberately decoupled in separate bedrooms.
The co-host of the Today show tells PEOPLE that the couple first decided to go with the sleep divorce trend - sleeping in separate bedrooms - when Siri was pregnant with their fourth child.
"We're both pretty big people and it just didn't really work when she was in her third trimester, and I also have sleep apnea, which is very sexy for the ladies out there, I'm sure," said Carson, 46 says. "She couldn't make herself comfortable, so we were like a commercial you would see, kicking each other and just not sleeping."
“We woke up and just shook hands like, 'I love you, but it's time to get a divorce. It will be the best for all of us, ”he says.
Nathan Congleton / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal / Getty Siri and Carson Daly
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After Carson and Siri greeted Baby Goldie in March, their divorce continued while sleeping, but for various reasons. The Daly family temporarily moved to California to end the last season of The Voice, which means that Carson's wake-up time for Today arrives around 3 a.m.
"I obviously don't intentionally sleep with [Siri] and Goldie because I don't want to wake them up at 3am," Carson says. "We still sleep divorced, but for clearly different reasons."
"I don't know if we'll ever sleep together again," he adds.
Gigi DeBoer Carson Daly with wife Siri and their children
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When he first revealed that he and Siri were getting a divorce in the fall, Carson said that sleeping separately helped their relationship by feeling energized.
"Sleep is important, that's an important part of it," he said during a November episode of Today. "You will be a better person when you are rested, which can help your relationship."
Although her divorce was extended while she was still asleep, Carson says that the arrival of his newborn daughter amid the coronavirus pandemic was "a ray of hope" for him and his family.
"It is fun to wake up and not to say," Oh my god, my life is upside down ", but instead to hold the newborn," says the father of four, who also has the daughters London Rose (5½) and Etta shares Jones, 7½, plus son Jackson James, 11, with Siri.
But could sleep reconciliation lie in the future?
"Believe it or not, our mattress in the house we rented was on the floor. So Siri wrote to me one night: 'Maybe we should get the bed fixed and try to sleep together?' "Daly adds. "Perhaps a Friday when I don't have to wake up at 3 a.m. the next day is our triumphant return to sleep."
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