Today show co-anchor Meredith Vieira, 53, has dealt with a lot in her life and career but nothing compares to having to let her 18-year-old son, Ben, head off to college. Meredith said in her journal,

Even though Meredith is trying to hide her anxiety about son Ben leaving, it is on the brink of coming out. She revealed,

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The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host also tried to pull her son into her professional life as a way to hold on to him.

When it is all said and done, Meredith has realized some things. She shares,

Meredith and her husband, Richard Cohen, have two other children, son Gabe, 15, and daughter Lily, 14.