Hoda Kotb away from “Mai” after family emergency
Hoda Kotb is resting a bit again!
The “Today” show co-host adopted her two daughters, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine, in 2017 and 2019, respectively. After a medical situation with her younger child, she again took some time off from her work commitments.
Hoda Kotb took a break from the “Today” show due to the fear of her daughter’s health
The television personality’s world was recently rocked when her daughter Hope Catherine suffered a health scare that required medical attention. Two weeks after returning from emergency medical care, Kotb took another leave.
This time though Hollywood life reported that this was not due to an unforeseen circumstance. Instead, she spends time with her two daughters during spring break. The publication too famous that Jenna Bush Hager is also on hiatus, and pre-taped episodes of “Hoda & Jenna” aired during the third hour of the “Today” Show.
After the 58-year-old returned for the first time on March 6, she revealed the reason for her previous absence. She said: “My youngest daughter Hope was in intensive care for a few days and in hospital for just over a week.”
Fortunately, she revealed, the 3-year-old returned home and was closely watched by the family. He expressed his immense gratitude and happiness for his recovery.
Earlier, the star’s absence from the morning show in the last week of February left viewers wondering where she was as no explanation was given. However, The Blast shared that her co-hosts say, “Hoda came out today.” Some fans have taken to social media to express their fears and send well wishes to the mother of two.
One person wondered about his situation while pointing out that he had been away for a week and advised everyone to pray for him. Another was more concerned about when he would return to the show. One concerned viewer wondered why the situation seemed to be “so secretive”, declaring: “I hope everything will be fine”.
This fan was very disturbed and asked directly, “Where is Hoda Kotb. Why is he out for almost 2 weeks? Can someone please tell me if everything is ok? Or vacation?
While he was away, “World News Tonight” host Tom Llamas and “Today 3rd Hour” co-host Craig Melvin chose their beloved co-star alongside Savannah Guthrie. She was last seen on a pre-taped episode of “Today with Hoda & Jenna” on February 20 before her return, while her last live show was on the 17th.
Hoda Kotb looks flustered for the first time since missing his services
The co-host of the popular morning show is back on set after being absent since February 17. Before you come back, The Blast noticed that he posted cryptic quotes that included his daughter’s name.
One of the first posts she shared was a picture of a cloud painting with the words “Choose Hope” written on it. Another image, uploaded just before his return, conveyed an inspirational quote from the late Christopher Reeve. It said, “If you choose hope, all things are possible.” He captioned it: “Happy Monday xo.”
However, despite the uplifting message, the star still looked confused alongside co-host Savannah Guthrie, which was understandable. The 51-year-old tried to lighten the mood during a segment on Girl Scout Cookies, comparing the Egyptian-American journalist’s pink suit to a “Raspberry Rally” cookie.
Sadly, Kotb looked distraught, and the way he looked at the camera suggested he was thinking, “Is it over?” Later, as they talked, the former Dateline NBC correspondent, who still refused to reveal what her daughter’s illness was, told Guthrie:
“You know what I’ve realized, Savannah, when your child is sick, how grateful you are to the people who helped you. So I’m thankful for the doctors at Weill Cornell who were amazing and the nurses, and I’m thankful for my family and friends like you who were there every single day. So I want to, I want to thank you for that. I love you.”
To which the Australian native replied: “I love you too. You have a lot of friends out there.”