Kathie Lee Gifford Reacts to Hoda Kotb’s Surprise Baby News

Hoda Kotb & Daughter

Hoda Kotb has a new baby.

The former Today host and legendary television personality couldn't be happier for her longtime pal, who recently announced the exciting baby news on Tuesday morning. "About a week ago, I'm changing her and I'm putting her down for bed and I say, 'Haley do you know what my favorite time of the day is?' And she looked at me and she goes, 'Right now.' And I thought that night time is so intimate and so special". "Well, he is the finest man I've ever met", she said on The Wendy Williams Show. Kotb and TODAY also revealed that the newest addition to the family's name is Hope Catherine Kotb.

For now it remains unclear how long Kotb's new parent leave will be - or who will be filling in for her. Yahoo has reached out to a rep for the Today show and will update this story when we hear back.

For the record, Haley is "digging" being a big sister.

"You think that you're full... and Joel [Schiffman] and I were standing there when they hand you the baby and it's the closest thing you'll get to a live birth", she recounted.

She added, "I just can't believe it's happening, y'all".

She wasn't the only excited one in the family.

So the NBC journalist asked her boyfriend if he was open to adopting a baby. Hope, because she hoped, prayed, and dreamed about having another child.

"I was afraid to even say it out loud, because then it felt so real", Kotb said. Haley Joy was born on Valentine's Day. "Instead of telling you, I'm going to show you something", she said.



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