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'My heart is bursting': Hoda Kotb shares a sweet Valentine's day photo of her daughter

Junie Sihlangu
Feb 15, 2019
08:20 A.M.
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The co-anchor of “Today” and co-host of the Fourth Hour, Hoda Kotb celebrated Valentine’s Day with someone special. The star took to Twitter to share an image of herself with the people closest to her.

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She posted an image celebrating her daughter, Haley Joy’s second birthday. With them were Kotb’s boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, and her mother, Sameha.

Valentine’s Day had a double meaning for news anchor Hoda Kotb. It was the same day that her daughter Haley Joy turned two!

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In a Twitter post, the star revealed that they celebrated the birthday with a “Sesame Street” theme. Kotb, her mother, boyfriend, and daughter all wore themed t-shirts from the children’s show.

The little girl’s cake was also decorated with characters from the show. The anchor captioned the post, “My heart is bursting on this Valentine’s Day…”

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Kotb welcomed Haley Joy into her life in February 2017. Last year on World Adoption Day, she took the time to reflect on the life-changing experience of adopting her daughter.

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Ever since she learned she would be getting her baby girl, the anchor experienced one beautiful moment after another. Speaking to Jenna Bush Hager on “Today” last year, she said: "I feel like if you're meant to have a child in your life, your child is out there.''

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She further explained:

"They said to me at the adoption agency, 'Don't worry, your child is out there waiting for you.' And I remember I would scribble in my journal, 'I know you're there.' I could feel her."

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Since becoming a mother, the star has shared sweet moments with the little girl on social media. Whether it’s going on an Easter egg hunt, strolling on the beach, going on a weekend trip, or Haley Joy blowing her an adorable kiss from her crib.

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Speaking about her life since the adoption Kotb said:

"It's changed mine completely. And I think sometimes you think either I can't ... or I waited too long, or circumstances didn't intend for me, and I should be grateful to have this life, and why would I ask for something more? It felt almost selfish."

During a segment of their show, Kotb spoke to her co-anchor Kathie Lee Gifford about how much she loved being a mother and adopting a child. On the show, the star became emotional.

Gifford celebrated her milestone with gifts and listening to her stories about having Haley Joy home.

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