On Tuesday, Hoda Kotb revealed she’s now the proud momma of a baby girl, named Haley Joy Kotb. Thankfully, the TODAY show personality called into her morning program to drop all kinds of deets about her adopted little one.
Miz Kotb revealed:
“She’s a Valentine’s baby… She is the love of my life.”
Awwwwww! And her peers, specifically Carson Daly and Al Roker, seemed pretty shocked by the baby news as they couldn’t pick their jaws up off of the floor (below).
Obviously, Hoda’s coworkers sent her only love following the big announcement as Matt Lauer noted:
“This little girl Haley is the luckiest girl. You’re going to be one of the most fantastic moms I can ever imagine. “
Not to mention, the 52-year-old’s TV bestie Kathie Lee Gifford added:
“We are thrilled for you. You were made to be a mom.”
Hear! Hear! After getting over his shock, Daly joked:
“You’re going to be an incredible mother. You thought you drank a lot of wine before? Just wait.”
NBC meteorologist Dylan Dreyer also congratulated the new mom as she wrote on Twitter:
There is no joy like being a mother! @hodakotb I’m so beyond happy for you!!! Welcome aboard the baby train! ├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┬¥├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┬¥├░┼╕┬ì┬╝├░┼╕┬ì┬╝├░┼╕┬ì┬╝She’s precious!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Dylan Dreyer (@DylanDreyerNBC) February 21, 2017
And it seems the industry vet’s friends aren’t the only ones happy for her, as Kotb’s own mother quipped to her baby girl:
“We’ve been waiting a long time for you.”
Too cute! In case you forgot, Hoda moved in with her boyfriend, named Joel Schiffman, just last year. She was previously married Burzis Kanga. But, sadly, in 2007 the journalist and the former University of New Orleans tennis coach divorced. They had no children together.
Nonetheless, Hoda is certainly loving being a new mom as she’s since posted on social media:
Congrats again, girl! We’re wishing you only the best during this VERY exciting time!
[Image via Derrick Salters/WENN.]