It is very clear that Hoda Kotb is completely loving having all this time off to spend with her two daughters.
On Tuesday, May 21, the 54-year-old took to Instagram to share another photo of not only her eldest daughter, Haley Joy, but of her new adopted child, Hope Catherine. “Hello sisters,” the Today cohost captioned the pic showing the trio enjoying a beautiful summer day at an East Coast beach.
Take a look at the full pic below!
It was no surprise that plenty of people rushed to comment on this adorable photo. “With your 2 little loves! Trust me, this is the best time of your life! My two little girls have made me a grandma! It goes so fast! Love every minute, it’s the best!” one person said. Another added, “A beautiful family! So happy for you.”
On April 16, the broadcast journalist announced she had adopted Hope with her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman. Everyone was of course completely happy for Hoda, including her former Today sidekick, Kathie Lee Gifford. “Hoda’s a momma again,” the 65-year-old gushed on The Five shortly after her best pal revealed the exciting news. “I’m thrilled about that. I knew that was coming. I just didn’t know when it was coming.”
Hoda has obviously been using her maternity leave to spend a lot of time with her two little girls and her family, and she may be doing a lot more of that in the future, opting to put her job in the back-burner. “Hoda doesn’t see her career as the be-all and end-all any longer,” a source exclusively told Closer Weekly. “She doesn’t see herself being like Barbara Walters, still doing daily TV when she’s 75. She’s had great success writing books (four total) and that appeals to her.”
The insider added, “I think you could see a day that Hoda leaves TV, or at least daily TV, by the time she’s 60. Motherhood and soaking in every joyful moment of it, means that much to her.”
We are just excited to see what lies next for Hoda and her family!