Hoda Kotb Breaks Down Celebrating 9-Year ‘Today’ Anniversary With Kathie Lee Gifford: “You Have Changed My Life”

Can you believe Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford have been co-hosting the fourth hour of Today for nearly a decade?!

On Friday, April 7, Hoda and KLG celebrated their nine-year anniversary on the hit morning show — and new mom Hoda broke down in tears while discussing how Kathie Lee has changed her life.

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Because the 52-year-old TV star is still on maternity leave — she adopted daughter Haley Joy in February! — Hoda called in to Today to speak to Kathie Lee while she was hosting the fourth hour with friend Regis Philbin.

"I want to say something to you, Kath, on our ninth anniversary," she began. "My life has changed so profoundly since I met you. Profoundly."

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"I told you this before, but I cannot believe the path my life took after our lives intersected," Hoda continued while beginning to cry. "So for every single day of the nine years, I love you."

"Hoda, I love you with all my heart," Kathie Lee replied. "I have been blessed two times to work with the most extraordinary people in the world, and it just keeps getting better."

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Before joining the Today team, Kathie Lee, 63, co-hosted Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee with Regis, 85, for 15 years from 1985 until 2000. During Hoda's emotional phone call with KLG earlier today, Regis quipped, "What am I doing here? Why am I here? Somebody save me!" Too funny!

Check out the gallery to see more cute photos of Hoda and Kathie Lee!