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‘Today’ show host Hoda Kotb is celebrating a new addition to her family. Kotb called into the ‘Today’ show Tuesday morning to announce she had adopted a baby girl.

“She’s a Valentine’s baby. She is the love of my life,” Kotb said of her daughter, Haley Joy. “I didn’t know my heart could feel like this. This is a moment in my life that I never thought would happen and here it is, happening to me.”

The new mommy also posted a loving announcement on her Instagram page. ‘Welcome to the family!’ her caption reads:

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My girl #haleyjoy

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Kotb’s colleagues joined in the celebration, with Matt Lauer congratulating Kotb saying, “This little girl Haley is the luckiest girl in the world. You were made to be a mom.”

Congrats, Hoda!

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3 thoughts on “‘Today’ Show Host Hoda Kotb Announces She Adopted A Baby Girl

  1. RENO2AC on said:

    There is no joy like looking into the face of a baby. My “baby” sister just had her first child in October, and I am head over heals, madly in love with that little boy. My husband and my other sister said that I’m “just pitiful.” I’m an SWV song when he’s in my arms–Weak at the Knees!

  2. angietangie on said:

    Congrats Hoda!! you deserve all the good things in life. You will make and be a wonderful mom. Enjoy and welcome to motherhood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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