‘Today’: Hoda Kotb Overjoyed at Seeing Her Mom for the First Time in Months – ‘Better Than Anything’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Today cohost Hoda Kotb acquired one of the best birthday reward of her life not too long ago when she was fortunately reunited together with her mom, Sameha, also called Sami.

The mom and daughter had been separated for months because of the pandemic and the morning present host revealed their reunion was nothing lower than a delight.

Hoda Kotb, right, of 'Today' with her mother, Sami
Hoda Kotb, proper, of ‘Today’ together with her mom, Sami | Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images through Getty Images

It’s primarily been Hoda Kotb within the ‘Today’ present studio in the course of the pandemic

The mom of two has been holding down the fort within the Today studio whereas coanchor Savannah Guthrie has needed to report from house.

Kotb has been a gentle presence for her Today cohosts Guthrie, Al Roker, Craig Melvin, and Sheinelle Jones, every of whom has been broadcasting from their respective properties to watch social distancing tips.

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While Kotb has been resilient on the air, in March 2020, she lastly broke down. At that point, throughout an interview with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, she spoke with the skilled soccer participant about his $5 million coronavirus reduction donation for the state of Louisiana. Towards the tip of their interview, Kotb grew to become emotional.

“I think everybody has their breaking point somewhere,” Kotb instructed Entertainment Tonight. “Sometimes you have it in the bathroom at home or you have it in the car and your kids are inside. I mean, mine probably was at the least appropriate place it could have been but I think there was something about his kindness and generosity in that moment.”

Hoda Kotb’s birthday was a fair happier one due to her mother

Separated from her mom because the starting of the pandemic, Kotb celebrated her birthday on Aug. 9 and it was additional joyful due to the mom and daughter’s reunion.

Kotb, talking with Jenna Bush Hager on the fourth hour of Today in August 2020, gushed concerning the delight she felt in not solely seeing her mom once more, however in seeing her play together with her kids.

“I have to say watching her with Haley and Hope is one of the greatest joys of my life,” Hoda instructed Hager. “There are so many great things about having children, but watching your mom with your children, there’s probably nothing better. I’m watching, like, the years peel off of her as the kids climb up on her.”

Reunited and it felt so good

Kotb’s daughters, Haley, 3, and Hope, 1, based on their mother, have been itching to see their grandmother as soon as once more.

“Literally Haley and Hope were standing at the door waiting,” Kotb mentioned. “It was rainy that day and they were standing with their noses glued to the screen door, and when she walked up they were like, ‘Can we go out in the rain?’ I was like, ‘We’re all going out in the rain.’”

The morning present anchor savored the time together with her mom, attempting to specific how particular their reunion had been.

“There’s no way to put it in words,” she mentioned. “I was trying to write in my journal this morning about it because I’ve been so busy living it, and I just couldn’t. I was just thinking watching the girls hug my mom is even better than anything.”

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