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Blake Shelton says he loves Hoda Kotb while co-hosting 'Today' show from Nashville

Jun 08, 2018
12:29 A.M.
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The Voice judge Blake Shelton co-hosted with Hoda Kotb on the fourth hour of the Today show and told him he loves her.

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Kotb was beaming with joy as she spent the entire hour with Shelton on June 6, 2-2018, as the country crooner sat in for Kathie Lee Gifford.

The pair were at Shelton’s new bar called the Ole Red in Nashville for a pre-party for the 2018 CMT Music Awards. Kotb shared the special moment in a series of photos on her Instagram profile.

It has been known to Kotb’s fans that she has a big crush on Shelton ever since. During the time they spent together, Kotb was clearly very happy and gushed that it was her “favorite day ever.”

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As for Shelton, he gushed, “I have been thinking about this forever. I have been dreaming about this for months. I love you. I love you. I love you.”

As soon as Kotb heard those three words, she was smiling from ear to ear.

The pair were seated on a rectangular table with a red-and-white checkered cloth on top. They were both sipping on wine and shared laughs together the entire time.

Prior to the hosting gig, Kotb stood right outside the bar with a guitar and wore a cowboy hat. She sang Garth Brooks’ Friends In Low Places.

Since Shelton is a judge on The Voice, he critiqued the Today co-host’s performance and said, “I thought you were great. I thought you were awesome. I think you need to work on timing and your pitch and maybe your actual tone a little bit, but you look like a star.”

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Even though Kotb had been together with her partner, financier Joel Schiffman, for a long time, she has been very vocal when it comes to being a huge fangirl of Shelton’s.

In fact, in the past, she once left Studio 1A while carrying a cardboard cutout of Shelton. She posted the hilarious shot on her Instagram with the caption, ‘Oh nothing. Just crossing the street with [Blake Shelton]. Totally normal.’

For more stories about Shelton or Kotb, visit our Twitter account, @amomama_usa.

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