Get your bookmarks ready — Hoda Kotb is writing her first children’s book! She confirmed the exciting news via Instagram on Wednesday, Nov. 15. “Excited about this passion project! #ILYSinceForever #MyHaley,” she captioned a pic of the book.
To no surprise, the publication was inspired by Hoda’s baby daughter, Haley Joy, who she adopted back in February 2017. “Hoda read the book to Haley Joy for the first time the other night, and her little girl started chewing one of the pages,” a source told Page Six. The Today star allegedly thought of the book’s title before she even met Haley — and jotted it down in a journal! The news outlet reports that I’ve Loved You Since Forever will come out in March 2018.
Hoda has only been a mom for 11 months, but a recent report claims that she loves it so much that she already wants to adopt another baby! “She’s working with the same licensed adoption agency as last time. Haley will be a year old soon, and Hoda’s hoping to bring home a new baby shortly after that,” a source previously revealed.
The 53-year-old is parenting little Haley with her longtime boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, 59. The insider added, “Haley is the light of both their lives and Hoda would love for her to have a sibling. Hoda’s a great reporter, but motherhood is definitely her calling.”
The TV star previously gushed about being a mom in an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly. “Motherhood is — it’s the best job I have ever had in my life, ever,” she said. “I have had a lot of great moments in my life and there is nothing that even compares one-tenth to what this is. It is as if — there is that saying, I was blind but now I see. You cannot believe what you have been missing until it’s in your eyes.” If one thing is for sure, we can’t wait to read her new book!