Chevy Chase Excited to Become a Grandfather: 'I Can't Wait!

Inside the Personal World of Comedy Legend Chevy Chase

by Zain ul Abedin
Chevy Chase Excited to Become a Grandfather: 'I Can't Wait!
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Legendary comedic actor Chevy Chase, widely renowned for his role in "Christmas Vacation," is set to embrace a new role in his personal life — that of a grandfather. The 80-year-old icon shared this joyful news on Saturday through an Instagram post, revealing that his daughter, Emily Chase, is expecting a child with her partner, Alex Baglieri.

Expressing his anticipation, Chase captioned a heartwarming photo of himself with Emily, 36, and Baglieri, "I can't wait to be a Grandad! Congrats to my daughter @em_chases and @alex.baglieri ??." The announcement was met with an outpouring of congratulations and well-wishes from fans, highlighting the affection and excitement shared by his followers.

Among the numerous comments, one fan proclaimed, "Congratulations!! Best grandpa ever!!!!" while another playfully suggested, "I vote for Rusty if it’s a boy," nodding to Chase's on-screen son in the beloved "National Lampoon's" series.

Chase Family Insights

Chevy Chase, who has always been open about his love and support for his family, shares three daughters with his wife of over four decades, Jayni Chase. The couple's enduring relationship began with their marriage in June 1982, after dating for nearly two years.

Together, they have raised Cydney, Caley, and Emily, with Jayni also becoming a stepmother to Chevy's son, Bryan Perkins, from a previous relationship. Despite their high-profile status, the Chase family often keeps details of their personal lives private.

However, in a rare insight, the entire family recently shared their thoughts on parenthood and the significance of family bonds in an interview with Bedford & New Canaan Magazine. "Chevy was absolutely smitten with each of our daughters, and he’s been a super loving and devoted father," Jayni reflected on their life together.

Emily Chase, echoing her mother's sentiments, praised her father's character in the magazine, saying, "My dad is the funniest and most generous and loving person I know. He has a huge heart and everything he does is for us, his daughters, and our mom — who he has been completely infatuated with since 1980.

We truly couldn’t ask for a better dad." As Chevy Chase awaits the arrival of his grandchild, his joy and excitement are shared not only with his immediate family but also with his vast fanbase. This new chapter in Chase's life underscores the actor's enduring appeal, both on and off the screen, as a beloved figure in the entertainment industry and a devoted family man.