Going commando — for a selected motive. Hoda Kotb was shocked to be taught that her Right now cohost Jenna Bush Hager “by no means wears underwear.”
“I used to be a bit stunned as a result of Jenna and I do know loads about one another,” Kotb, 58, quipped in the course of the Wednesday, November 16, episode of Right now With Hoda and Jenna, revealing she lately discovered one thing new about her pal whereas within the dressing room earlier than taping began. “I simply had a bit shock with it!”
The Oklahoma native— who has headlined the famed morning present since 2007 — defined that the twosome needed to change in a shared dressing room earlier that day. As Bush Hager, 40, adjusted her outfit, Kotb “seen” her BFF wasn’t carrying any undergarments beneath.
“I believe it makes a extra fairly silhouette,” Bush Hager defended her preferences. “I additionally suppose you don’t must pack as a lot. There’s plenty of professionals to it! … [Hoda asked me], ‘Do you wash your garments?’ And I mentioned, ‘Sure, I do.’ However it’s additionally not like I’m sharing your denims with you.”
Whereas the Sisters First writer opened up about her wardrobe hacks, she was mortified that Kotb introduced her private enterprise up on reside tv.
“You promised me you wouldn’t do that! There’s lots of people right here,” Bush Hager teased her coanchor, referring to the Right now present’s reside studio viewers. “I’m certain my mother [Laura Bush] has by no means been extra proud.”
Us Weekly completely confirmed in February 2019 that the Texas native would be part of Kotb as emcee of Right now’s fourth hour of programming, succeeding Kathie Lee Gifford.
“You’ve gotten been such a task mannequin and so beneficiant along with your time,” she advised Gifford, 69, throughout her first official broadcast as cohost. “You might be beloved in so some ways, and if I can use a few of your grace and have half of what you’ve executed, my life will probably be a really blissful one. … My dad [former President George W. Bush] wrote me three phrases which made me weep. He simply wrote, ‘Very proud dad.’”
Since taking on for the previous Reside With Regis and Kathie Lee host, Kotb and Bush Hager have tackled information protection whereas deepening their friendship.
“With Jenna, I discovered to not sweat the small stuff,” the You Are My Completely satisfied writer completely advised Us in Might 2019 of the parenting recommendation she discovered from Bush Hager. “She’s like, ‘Don’t freak out, you’re not a nasty mom since you forgot to do that otherwise you didn’t do this.’ I believe she type of reminds you we’re all a bit flawed. Don’t sweat it, don’t attempt to get all of it proper since you’re not going to get it proper.”
Kotb is mom to daughters Hope, 5, and Haley, 3, whereas her cohost shares three kids with husband Henry Hager.