Hoda Kotb just became a second-time mom. Kotb, 54, welcomed baby number two into her family earlier this week, surprising both her fans and her TODAY cohosts with a phone call on Tuesday, April 16th. “It’s a girl!” she said before announcing her daughter’s name: Hope Catherine Kotb.
The anchor opened up to People in 2017 about wanting to become a mother at age 52. After surviving breast cancer more than a decade ago, she was left unable to bear children. “One of the things in my life I’ve always wanted was to be a mom,” Kotb said at the time. “Sometimes in your life, things just don’t work out for whatever reason, so you say, ‘Well, I wasn’t meant to have that.’ But it was really hard to come to terms with it.”
On Monday, April 15th, Kotb posted this somewhat cryptic message on her Instagram account. We now know it was a sneaky hint that she had adopted again.
Kobt is also mom to daughter Haley Joy, who she brought home in February 2017. Congratulations to Kotb and her growing family! Now…baby pictures, please.