She may have given birth to her first child in her 40s, but Savannah Guthrie says the timing couldn’t have been any better. Now a mom to two adorable kiddos, the Today show favorite is opening up about her journey to motherhood and why it took so long to get there.
“I always wanted to be a mom, and it took us so long to get married — we dated for so long — that we thought maybe it was too late and we’d lost our chance,” the 47-year-old admits to People, referring to her husband, Michael Feldman.
The TV personality began dating her hubby in 2009 and later tied the knot in a romantic ceremony in 2014. That same year, the loving couple welcomed their first child, daughter Vale Guthrie Feldman. “When we found out we were pregnant, I don’t think there were two happier people on this planet,” the brunette beauty recalls.
Looking back, Savannah — who is also the mom to her 2-year-old son, Charles Max Feldman — says that having children later in life ended up having its bonuses. “I definitely have a good head on my shoulders, I am able to prioritize, and I think there’s a luxury to feel calm enough and not to feel the same pressures as in your 20s and 30s, when you are really trying to make your career happen,” she explains.
“Now, I can really take my time and enjoy our kids,” the former lawyer gushes. “We feel so lucky to have each other.”
Savannah’s family may be the most important thing in her life, but the Princesses Save the World author once revealed she and Michael almost didn’t get married! “We did break up on the day that we got engaged,” Savannah admitted during a Today segment in October 2018. Without disclosing too many details, the mom-of-two explained that she “broke up with him in the morning and they got engaged in the afternoon” during a trip to Turks and Caicos. Talk about a quick turnaround!
At the time of their 2013 engagement, Mike called into Today and revealed that he was initially nervous to ask for Savannah’s hand in marriage. “I was very, very, very happy when she said yes,” he gushed at the time. “I’m the luckiest guy in the world.” Aww!