Karen Belz
February 21, 2017 6:17 am

Congratulations to the brand new mom! It was just announced that TV host Hoda Kotb adopted a baby girl, and we’re so thrilled for her.

The announcement was made official on the Today’s Instagram account. In the shared photo of Kotb and her brand new baby girl, named Haley Joy, Kotb is just beaming.

Kotb phoned into the show to share the news, and her co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, admitted that it was so hard to keep the adoption a secret. (We’re glad that Kotb confided in her, and that Gifford definitely kept her promise!)

Fans of the show were overjoyed (no pun intended) and flooded Kotb with positive remarks.

Shortly after the announcement on Today, Kotb took to her own Instagram account to share a motivational quote that seemed pretty appropriate for the occasion.

In fact, Kotb — who is a fan of motivational phrases — might have been hinting at a big life change for a few days. Many believe that this post is in reference to little Haley Joy:

Kotb has been in a relationship with Joel Schiffman for several years — in fact, this June, they’ll be celebrating their fourth anniversary. Kotb met the financial executive at a Wall Street event she was speaking at, and the rest is history. Schiffman has one daughter from a prior marriage, so we’re sure he’ll be able to lend a helping hand when needed!

We can’t wait to see additional photos and learn more about this beautiful baby!

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