Gloria Estefan made the 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade a family affair on Thursday as she was joined by her husband, daughter and grandson in NYC.
The iconic singer, 65, looked glamorous in a festive red coat as she matched with daughter Emily, 28, husband Emilio, 69 and grandson Sasha, 10 – who is the child of the couple’s son Nayib, 42.
Gloria paired her chic red coat with a furry snood and matching gloves, with her braids worn in a stylish half updo.
Family: Gloria Estefan made the 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade a family affair on Thursday as she was joined by her husband Emilio (right), daughter Emily (second left) and grandson Sasha in NYC
Singer Emily wore a scarlet teddy coat and black beret as she filmed the crowds, while Sasha wore a red padded jacket.
Emilio, who wed Gloria in 1978, gave a stylish black coat and shades as he joined his family aboard a float.
Both Emily and Sasha have followed in Gloria and Emilio’s musical footsteps – with both featuring on the 2022 album, Estefan Family Christmas.
Fun times: The iconic singer, 65, looked glamorous in a festive red coat as she matched with daughter Emily, 28, and grandson Sasha, 10 – who is the child of the couple’s son Nayib, 42
Fun time: Gloria paired her chic red coat with a furry snood and matching gloves, with her braids worn in a stylish half updo
With temperatures rising to a high of 50 on Thursday along with clear skies, spectators should have had a clear view of the 16 giant balloon characters and plethora of performers taking the streets.
While all eyes were on the parade, viewers may have noticed the absence of The Today Show’s Al Roker who missed the event for the first time in 27 years after being hospitalized for blood clots.
Among those wishing Roker a speedy recovery was President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, who called into the show as they also thanked first responders and the troops.
Tweeting on Thursday morning, Roker shared a picture of himself watching the parade from the hospital, enjoying the show on TV like more than 20 million viewers as he noted he will be discharged in time to have dinner with his family.
‘So much to be #thankful for on the #thanksgiving day. Leaving the hospital and home for #thanksgivingdinner,’ Roker wrote.
Wave: Gloria looked radiant as she waved at fans during the parade
Festive feeling: The famous family waved at the crowds
Despite Roker’s absence, the show went on without the popular host as Broadway singer Lea Michele kicked off the festivities with a performance of ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade’ from her Broadway Show ‘Funny Girl.’
Following other Broadway performances, spectators were fixed on Abdul’s energetic performance of her hit, ‘Straight Up,’ as the 60-year-old proved she can still awe audiences.
Along with the iconic balloons, the parade also featured 28 floats, 12 marching bands, 700 clowns and several music stars who made their way through on Thanksgiving Day.
Organizers said the parade would begin in the city’s Upper West Side and end at Macy’s iconic store at Herald Square.
The attendance was predicted to include 500,000 more people than last year. The 2020 parade was a TV-only festival due to the pandemic.
Back in September Gloria marked her 65th birthday by introducing a new Barbie Signature doll on Instagram.
‘The best birthday present ever! My very own mini me! @barbie #OutNow #Barbie,’ she posted, alongside a video showing the doll, as her 1989 song Get On Your Feet plays in the background.
The new Barbie, which debuts on the eve of National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrates the 33rd anniversary of the Grammy Award-winner’s chart-topping 1989 hit, and takes inspiration from Estefan’s Cuban heritage, paying homage to the look she sported in the song’s music video.
Family: Gloria was joined by son Nayib (second left) and his wife Lara Coppola (end left) earlier this week