To say Zain Asher is one proud sibling is definitely an understatement.
The CNN business and personal finance correspondent struggled to hold back the tears on Thursday, Jan. 16, while talking live on the air about the Best Actor nomination her brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor, had received earlier that morning for his performance in 12 Years a Slave.
"Honestly, I could not sleep last night. I really couldn't," Asher said. "This was so emotional for me because—I'm going to try not to cry—but this is a day that my family has been hoping for, and waiting for, for such a long time. Chiwetel has been acting since he was 13 years old and—oh my god, I told myself I wasn't going to cry, but I do feel so emotional right now."