Jenna Bush Hager & Hoda Kotb Get Emotional as Jenna Recalls Co-host's Support during Pregnancy

Lois Oladejo
Sep 14, 2020
05:40 P.M.
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The American news anchor, Jenna Bush Hager, who is also a co-host on "Today with Hoda & Jenna," fought back the tears as she recalled Hoda Kotb's support during her pregnancy.


Hoda Kotb, who recently revealed that she is engaged to her longtime lover, Joel Schiffman, had an emotional conversation with Jenna Bush Hager, where the mother-of-two recalled breaking the news of her pregnancy to Kotb.

Hager asked if Kotb could recollect how it all went. While recounting the experience, the 38-year-old recalled finding out that she was pregnant after she got her new job.

Jenna Bush Hager visits the SiriusXM Studios on November 15, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images


On approaching Kotb, who thought she wanted to drop the job, the news anchor said: "I know you want another baby, and I just want to let you know that I am pregnant."

The news anchor admitted her anxiety over how Kotb would respond, but the co-host was glad to hear the news. Kotb, seated at the other end of the roundtable, cried out, "of course," as both adults broke into tears.


Hager said the 56-year-old got her baby at the right time, recalling her mum's word about having babies at the right time.

Kotb interrupted, calling the experience a crazy one. The 56-year-old "Oklahoma-born" broadcaster confessed that she remembered everything as she wiped her tears off.

Fields, on the other side, described Hager as a great friend. 


Amidst the emotional moment, she jokingly announced to her audience that a therapist would be on the show's next segment. The joke was in response to the emotional revelation.

Hager ended her narration by appreciating her co-host for standing by her all through those times. In an interview with E!, Hoda spoke about her friendship with Hager, saying

"We are both coming off of crazy years."


The broadcaster said she is starting a new adventure with her colleague, revealing that they have been on different paths before, but have found a midpoint.

Kotb stressed that she and Hager currently have more common grounds for conversations to keep their crazy lives going into new phases.


Meanwhile, in another show co-hosted by the duo, they brought their best friends, Karen Swensen and Ferrel Fields, who have always stayed with them during their ups and downs in life.

Swensen identified optimism as the best quality that Kotb possessed. She stated that the host was the first person she contacted when her husband passed.

Kotb also talked about having Swensen's shoulder to lean on when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, disclosing that the 51-year-old stayed with her during the surgery.

Hager, speaking on TODAY, disclosed that Fields has shared in every landmark in her life. Fields, on the other side, described Hager as a great friend. 

Kotb and Hager share a close friendship that looks destined to stay. Fans will be hoping that the duo has more things to celebrate in the years to come.