Hoda Kotb is a mom! The “Today” show personality announced on Tuesday that she adopted a baby girl named Haley Joy.
Kotb called in to the morning show to reveal the joyous news as her colleagues all gathered around the anchor desk. “Do you have a picture you can put up?” she asked producers. Appearing on screen was a photo of Kotb holding her newborn.
Matt Lauer deadpanned, “You have a new hairdo!” Kotb choked up as she explained, “That little girl, Haley Joy, is my daughter. I adopted her. And you can hear her — that’s her crying!” The star revealed Haley is a “Valentine’s baby,” making her only one week old.