She's a Mom Now! Today Show Host Hoda Kotb has Adopted a Baby Girl; Reveals Meaning of her Daughter's Name

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She's a Mom Now! Today Show Host Hoda Kotb has Adopted a Baby Girl; Reveals Meaning of her Daughter's Name

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1964-08-09
  • Age 56 Years 11 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place Norman, Oklahoma, United States
  • Profession Broadcaster
  • Nick Name Hoda
  • Zodiac Sign Leo
  • Religion Islam
  • Ethnicity/Race Egyptian
  • Father A.K. Kotb
  • Mother Sameha Kotb
  • Brother/s Adel Kotb
  • Sister/s Hala Kotb
  • Daughter/s Haley Joy Kotb, Hope Catherine Kotb
  • Relationship Status Dating
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Boyfriend Joel Schiffman (2013-present)
  • Ex-Husband Burzis Kanga (m. 2005–2008)
  • Dating/Affair Joel Schiffman (2013-present)
  • Salary $8 Million Per Year
  • Net Worth $30 Million
  • Career 1986–present
  • High School Fort Hunt High School
  • College Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Height/ How Tall? 5'9" (1.75 m)
  • Weight 72 kg (158 lbs)
  • Feet (Shoe) Size 9.5 (US)
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color Light Brown
  • Eye Color Dark Brown
  • Body Measurements 38-30-38 inches
  • Lesbian No

 The “Today ” show co-host Hoda Kotb via a telephonic conversation with the NBC early morning show announced the adoption of a baby girl, Haley Joy born on 14th February 2017.

When talking about her baby girl, Hoda expressed her little girl to be her beautiful Valentine's gift and said:

“She’s aValentine’s baby, She is the love of my life.”

While her co-host Matt Lauer said the little girl to be the luckiest girl born on this planet. He said:

"This little girl Haley is the luckiest girl on the planet. You will be one of the most fantastic moms I can ever imagine."

While another co-host Kathie Lee Gifford gave a positive reaction, she said:

"You were made to be a mom."

 Followingly the news got shared amongst her followers via her social media where the new mother is seen beaming holding her little bundle of joy.

The news got a positive reaction from her supporters flocking in with heaps of best wishes and congratulations.

Further, the new mother was called back on the Today show for few more details about her baby girl and few stories behind her name which made Hoda disclose about keeping the traditional practice of her family alive by keeping her girl's name with the initial “H” while the middle name got kept due to the little girl’s sweetness. She said:

"Haley is because of Halley's Comet, and it was one of those things that I just picture her sailing through the sky. She brings us joy," Kotb said. "She’s got a beautiful way about her."

Earlier before the adoption scenario, Hoda had dropped few hints by sharing motherhood quotes.


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Previously in October 2016,  Kotb surfaced in the story for moving in with her long time boyfriend financier Joel Schiffman after dating for several years. Well, a very Congratulation for the new mother and the father of a beautiful baby girl!