Supporting his pal. Al Roker assured followers that Hoda Kotb is doing OK amid her hiatus from the Right this moment present.
“She’s going to be simply wonderful,” the weatherman, 68, informed Web page Six on Friday, March 3.
He continued: “She’s coping with what she’s gotta cope with and all will likely be good.”
Kotb, 58, appeared in a pre-taped section on Friday. The prerecorded section featured interviews with the late Olivia Newton-John‘s husband, John Easterling, and her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, whom the Xanadu actress shared with ex Matt Lattanzi. Earlier than the clip aired, anchor Sheinelle Jones famous that Kotb “not too long ago” spoke to the late Grease star’s household.
The Oklahoma hasn’t been featured on Right this moment since February 20 when she appeared in a pre-taped episode of Right this moment with Hoda & Jenna for Presidents’ Day. She hasn’t been on a dwell section of Right this moment With Hoda & Jenna — her third-hour in the present day present section with cohost Jenna Bush Hager — since February 17. Through the Monday, February 27, installment of the present, Savannah Guthrie informed viewers that Kotb was “off in the present day.”
Followers lastly had solutions on Wednesday, March 1, when Craig Melvin and Jones, 44, stuffed in as each Kotb and Guthrie, 51, had been lacking from the anchor desk.
“We talked about that Savannah and Hoda are each off. Savannah, she’s house after a optimistic COVID take a look at yesterday. We’re wishing our good friend a speedy restoration,” Melvin, 43, defined to viewers. “And as for Hoda, we all know a whole lot of you’ve gotten been questioning how she’s doing. We will let you know that Hoda’s OK. She’s obtained a household well being matter that she’s been coping with, so we sit up for seeing Hoda and Savannah again on the desk actual, actual quickly.”
Roker added on the time: “We love you each.”
Kotb, who shares daughters Haley, 6, and Hope, 3, with ex-fiancé Joel Schiffman, has not publicly commented on the matter.
Amid her hiatus, the You Are My Glad creator has shared a number of optimistic quotes through Instagram. “Typically miracles are simply good individuals with type hearts,” one graphic, shared on Sunday, February 26, learn.
The next day, she posted a picture that stated, “Select Hope.”
Whereas Kotb has been coping with her “household well being matter,” Guthrie is recovering from COVID-19. She left inside the first hour of the Tuesday, February 28, present. The 51-year-old broadcaster was current on the prime of the present however left out of the blue. Jones revealed the shock prognosis. “By the best way, it has been an fascinating morning for us,” Jones stated. “As we stated, Savannah left early, she wasn’t feeling nice, so she took a COVID take a look at. It got here again optimistic.”
Return dates haven’t been introduced for both Guthrie or Kotb.