Hoda Kotb Shares Cryptic Message Amid ‘Today’ Show Absence

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Taking a break? Hoda Kotb shared a cryptic message amid her unexplained absence from the Right now present — and followers have observed.

The 58-year-old journalist raised eyebrows on Monday, February 27, when she posted an image of the message “Select Hope” by way of Instagram. She merely captioned the photographs, which featured the phrases written above a cloudscape, with two crimson coronary heart emojis.

Right now present simply isn’t the identical with out you! I hope you’re OK,” one fan wrote within the feedback. “However boy if they’re letting you go … individuals are going to drop like flys [sic] watching Right now. We Love Hoda!”

Hoda Kotb Shares Cryptic Message Amid Her Unexplained ‘Today’ and ‘Today With Hoda and Jenna’ Absence
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Most of the NBC cohost’s followers puzzled the identical factor, with one writing, “Hope every little thing is OK Hoda. You’re missed ❤️.”

A 3rd consumer questioned whether or not Kotb’s absence meant she is increasing her household after adopting daughters Haley Pleasure, 6, and Hope, 3, in February 2017 and April 2019, respectively.

“Did you get one other child, Hoda? That is often what occurs whenever you go lacking for two wks,” the fan wrote. “Certain hope, it’s one thing good 😘.”

Earlier this month, eagle-eyed followers observed that Kotb was noticeably lacking from her duties as cohost of the Right now present and Right now With Hoda and Jenna.

Through the Friday, February 24, episode of Right now, the Virginia Tech alum was changed Tom Llamas. When she was out once more for Monday’s broadcast, her longtime good friend and co-anchor Savannah Guthrie stated, “Hoda’s off at present” on the prime of the present.

Guthrie, 51, later added, “Hoda’s obtained the morning off,” however failed to elucidate the place she was on Friday or what precisely she was doing.

Kotb’s absence from Right now With Hoda and Jenna, in the meantime, has been much more alarming to her followers as she’s been gone for almost one week.

Host Jenna Bush Hager was joined by Sheinelle Jones on Tuesday, February 21, and Wednesday, February 22. Willie Geist crammed in for Kotb the remainder of the week till Friday. Jones, 44, as soon as once more took over the cohosting duties on Monday’s present.

Whereas the previous Dateline NBC correspondent hasn’t been seen on digital camera recently, she has been seen on social media. Along with her cryptic Monday message about hope, Kotb shared inspirational quotes by way of Instagram beginning on Wednesday.

Her Friday message learn: “Right here’s to robust girls. Might we all know them. Might we be them. Might we increase them.” She adopted it up with the Saturday, February 25, quote: “She’s magic, that one.”

The latter message as soon as once more had some followers questioning if Kotb was within the technique of adopting one other little lady. The Oklahoma native, for her half, beforehand advised Us Weekly that she would “by no means say by no means” to increasing her brood.

She additionally teased in April 2022 that relationship once more following her cut up from ex-fiancé Joel Schiffman earlier that 12 months wasn’t off the desk.

“I believe love is a humorous factor,” Kotb completely advised Us on the time. “Like, your coronary heart has a big capability and who is aware of what fills it up. However I believe no matter it’s, you’ve obtained to be open and prepared.”