TODAY show co-anchor Hoda Kotb has finally returned to New York City after covering the PyeongChang Olympics for the past two weeks, and was adorably reunited with her daughter. On Sunday, February 25, Hoda took to Instagram to share the first photo of herself back at home with one-year-old Haley and her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman. “Home!❤️❤️❤️,” the 53-year-old TV star captioned the cute photo of herself hugging Haley.
“She’s so happy to see you, Mamma!” one of Hoda’s nearly 800,000 Instagram followers commented on the photo. Another person added, “I think two people really missed you Hoda, glad you are back home with your beautiful family!” Then, on Monday, February 26, the TODAY show posted the most precious video montage of all the show’s hosts — Hoda, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, and Dylan Dreyer — returning home and reuniting with their families after the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
“We’re crying watching @SavannahGuthrie, @HodaKotb, @AlRoker, and @DylanDreyerNBC reunite with their families after the Olympics!” the official TODAY account captioned the video. Not surprisingly, the clips made many TODAY show fans super emotional. “Oh Lord, I’m cryin’ my eyes out! This is sooo sweet!” one person commented. Another person wrote, “This is so beautiful!! Made my day seeing this!”
During a recent joint interview, both Hoda and Savannah, 46, opened up about the hardships of being without their children while in South Korea. “I mean, it’s an adjustment. There’s no question. When you’re a mom, your heart is always where your kids are,” Savannah told Entertainment Tonight. Hoda added, “Savannah’s daughter just FaceTimed her and it was the cutest thing. She was playing Bananagrams, and it’s a moment in her life. She was spelling words and it was like the coolest little moment and that will sustain us. You get one of those and you go, ‘OK.'”
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