Hoda Kotb Shares Update on Daughter Hope After Hospital Stay

Hoda Kotb is is constant to make clear her prolonged absence from At present after revealing her 3-year-old daughter, Hope, was within the hospital.

The 58-year-old journalist gushed over the toddler, who’s now “house and good,” through the Monday, March 6, episode of At present With Hoda & Jenna. “She’s vibrant and good,” Kotb added. “I’m over the moon that she’s house.”

The Emmy winner instructed viewers that she felt “blessed” and “actually, actually grateful” that Hope is on the mend. “I can’t imagine how wonderful persons are,” she mentioned, thanking the medical doctors and nurses who “stood by [Hope] all the way in which.”

Hoda Kotb on the ‘Halftime’ movie premiere, June 2022.
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Kotb revealed earlier Monday morning that her youngest youngster was within the ICU, which prompted her two-week absence from the NBC morning present. The broadcaster final appeared dwell on At present on February 17, with Craig Melvin later explaining that Kotb was experiencing a “household well being matter” however would return quickly.

As she detailed her daughter’s restoration, the Oklahoma native recalled a candy interplay she had with Hope. “The opposite day … she had in her hand two little confetti stars, and he or she mentioned, ‘I received two, Mother. One for me and one for you,’” she recounted on Monday. “And I believed to myself, ‘Even when she’s not feeling good, she’s nonetheless giving every part away.’”

Sheinelle Jones stuffed in for Kotb on the February 21 and 22 episodes alongside cohost Jenna Bush Hager, doing so once more on February 27. Tom Llamas additionally stepped in for the Virginia Tech alum through the February 24 episode, as Savannah Guthrie defined on the prime of the present, “Hoda’s off right now,” although she didn’t specify why.

On February 27, Kotb — who shares daughters Haley, 6, and Hope with ex-fiancé Joel Schiffman — shared a cryptic message with followers through Instagram. Posting an image of an indication that learn “Select hope,” she merely captioned the submit with three purple coronary heart emojis.

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Hoda Kotb together with her two children.
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Followers of the longtime TV character flooded the submit’s feedback part with their well-wishes. One fan wrote, “At present present simply isn’t the identical with out you! I hope you’re okay, however boy if they’re letting you go … persons are going to drop like flys [sic] watching At present,” including on the finish, “We love you Hoda!”

Amid Kotb’s exit, Guthrie, 51, additionally started her break from At present after testing optimistic for COVID-19 on February 28. “As we mentioned, Savannah left early, she wasn’t feeling nice, so she took a COVID check. It got here again optimistic,” Jones, 44, defined through the February 28 episode, which noticed Willie Geist fill in for the broadcaster. “So, as quickly as we came upon, she rushed house to relaxation up. So Savannah, we love you, wishing you a speedy restoration.”