"So Grateful She's Home"

Hoda Kotb is back on the set of TODAY after her 3-year-old daughter, Hope, spent several nights in the hospital last month. The award-winning journalist shared her experience with co-host Savannah Guthrie and viewers on Monday (Mar. 6).

“My youngest, Hope, was in the ICU for and then in the hospital for a little over a week,” Kotb revealed. “I’m so grateful she’s home,” the celebrity mom shared. “She is back home,” Hoda continued. “I was waiting for that day to come, and we are watching her closely.”


Hope is one of two children Hoda Kotb shares with her ex, Joel Schiffman. She recently spoke with the press about the harmony she shares with her former partner despite their decision to end relations as a couple.

“Sometimes relationships evolve. Sometimes perfectly nice people can go their separate ways. Sometimes a relationship ends on your last breath, and sometimes it ends before that, and that’s okay,” Kotb shared with the press.

“I don’t regret one day, not one minute, not one second of our time together because it brought me here,” the journalist said of her relationship with her ex. “I have two incredible children I share with him,” Hoda added. “And it’s because of Joel that I have Haley and Hope, without question. I think I might have been too afraid to do it alone. That’s not something I love to admit, but it’s true.”

Hoda’s gratitude was on full display when speaking of her youngest daughter’s recovery on TODAY.

“When your child is ill, the amount of gratitude you can have for people who helped you out,” Kotb said. “So I’m grateful for the doctors at Weill Cornell who were amazing and the nurses,” the celebrity mom continued. “And I’m grateful for my family and I’m grateful to friends like you who were there every single day,” Hoda told Savannah. “So I want to say thank you for that. I love you.”

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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