Alan Alda and his wife, Arlene, have been married for more than 63rd years. They met in New York City in the 1950s. Alan was attending Fordham University in the Bronx while Arlene studied at Hunter College in Manhattan. Their first encounter revolved around a clarinet performance at an apartment party. In their second meeting, the two ate cake off the floor together. They’ve been a couple ever since.
Alan and Arlene had three daughters, Eve, Elizabeth, and Beatrice, and eight grandchildren. One of those grandkids is Jake Alda Coffey, son of Eve (pictured next to Alda on the right in the photo above).
Jake aspires to be a screenwriter like his grandpa. And like most grandchildren, Jake has a TikTok account. He recently took to the social media app to talk about growing up the grandchild of a television icon.
“Growing up, he was always a family man,” Jake says. “In the summertime as a kid, we could go to his summer home in the Hamptons and film movies for fun… All these people I looked up to as a kid told me they looked up to my grandpa.” It’s quite charming.
Take a look below.