Hoda Kotb Adopts Baby Girl (VIDEO)

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Hoda Kotb Adopts

By Shari Weiss |

Hoda Kotb Adopts


Hoda Kotb is a mom! The “Today” show personality announced on Tuesday that she adopted a baby girl named Haley Joy. Check out the video below!

Kotb called in to the morning show to reveal the joyous news as her colleagues all gathered around the anchor desk. “Do you have a picture you can put up?” she asked producers. Appearing on screen was a photo of Kotb holding her newborn.

Matt Lauer deadpanned, “You have a new hairdo!” Kotb choked up as she explained, “That little girl, Haley Joy, is my daughter. I adopted her. And you can hear her — that’s her crying!” The star revealed Haley is a “Valentine’s baby,” making her only one week old.

Kathie Lee Gifford told everyone, “Do you know how hard it has been to keep this secret? I’ve got the biggest mouth in the world and I said zilch!” She wiped away tears afterward, and Jenna Bush Hager appeared to do the same. Gifford went on to say, “Hoda, we are thrilled for you, sweetheart. You were made to be a mom.”

The rest of the “Today” family, including Savannah Guthrie, who is currently on maternity leave, tweeted congratulations to Kotb following the wondrous announcement. Watch below! NOTE: The video is no longer available.

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