Hoda Kotb of the Today Show and Today with Hoda and Jenna continues to juggle her busy work schedule with a full household life. Adopting daughter Haley, three 1/2, in February 2017 and daughter Hope, 17 months, in April 2019 with fiancé Joel Schiffman, the famend journalist appears to have a deal with on motherhood and manning the information desk.
At 56 years outdated, the Today Show star reveals no signal of slowing down anytime quickly. Yet Kotb was subjected to some main negativity when a mom-shamer determined to place a vitriolic view in writing.
Hoda Kotb offers encouragement to ‘late bloomers’
Becoming a first-time mother in her 50s, Kotb felt extra ready for parenthood at this later stage in life.
“That wisdom, patience, stuff we’ve learned along the way,” Kotb instructed Know Your Value founder and Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski in 2019. “I’m a better parent now than I ever would have been.”
Kotb doesn’t thoughts that every thing fell into place in her life at a extra mature section. The Today star gave some phrases of knowledge to those that could really feel they’re too outdated to realize their desires.
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“I realized most of my life I’ve had something to do but that was it,” Kotb stated, in response to Page Six. “I didn’t really in that early time have someone to love and something to look forward to. For all the people who are late bloomers, hang in babe. It’s fun at the end, it’s really fun at the end.”
Hoda and Jenna on parenting within the air
Traveling is a part of the package deal as Today anchors for Kotb and co-host Jenna Bush Hager. Kotb commented on the problem of getting your youngsters alongside for the experience on a crowded flight.
“Have you ever been on a plane with your kid crying?” Kotb stated to Hager on Today. “You know what that feels like. And anyone who gives you that disdained look either doesn’t have children, doesn’t understand, or forgot how hard it is to deal with it.”
Hager recalled a nerve-racking journey with two of her three small children in tow, the place a flight attendant supplied a much-needed act of kindness.
“I was so exhausted, and we’re flying on the airplane and it is my birthday,” Hager defined. “I have two children on my lap, Cheetos all over my face … The flight attendant said, ‘You look like you’re having a hard time. Want some champagne?’ And I was like ‘You are the nicest woman. I will drink that champagne.’”
‘Today’ star will get mom-shaming mail
Kotb shared a mom-shaming story on the air, describing an pointless word she obtained from a stranger.
“I got a physical letter in the mail,” the Today co-host stated. “A letter that came to my address from a woman who wrote: ‘Who do you think you are having kids at that age?’ I literally read it and I thought: ‘Oh my god, I can’t believe someone put a stamp on it and sent it.’”
The bestselling creator was shocked that somebody would take the time to place one thing so offensive in writing.
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“I literally tore it up,” Kotb stated. “I felt horrible in that moment … but then I thought: ‘Who would take a piece of paper and a pen and write that and fold it and put it in the envelope with a stamp and go to the trouble of mailing it?’ It took effort.”
Hager was appalled by the letter, saying, “That stranger who took the time to write something so mean, she doesn’t even know what you’re like as a mother. She’s never seen you hold those little girls. That infuriates me.”
Despite the blatant negativity, Kotb maintains a optimistic spirit which might be why she is such a fan favourite.