‘TODAY’ Show’s Hoda Kotb Adopts Baby Girl



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Today show host, Hoda Kotb, surprised fans when she revealed she has just adopted a baby girl.

My girl #haleyjoy

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Co-host Kathie Lee Gifford, who was in on the secret, exclaimed, “I’ve got the biggest mouth in the world and I’ve said zilch! Hoda, we are thrilled for you sweetheart. You were made to be a mom.”

52-year-old Hoda hinted that something big was about to happen in her life when she took time off from work and wrote on her social media, “And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”

Hoda, who lives with her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, has no other children.

Haley joy

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Hoda shared the news on social media, revealing she had named her new daughter, Haley Joy, writing, “And then my soul saw you and it kind of went ‘Oh there you are. I’ve been waiting for you.’”