- Hoda Kotb, co-host of the ‘Today’ show, is coming back from maternity leave!
- She has been on maternity leave since April, with fans questioning if she will ever come back.
- Hoda posts an announcement video on her Instagram and also phones into the ‘Today’ show to talk about her exciting return.
Hoda Kotb, co-host of the Today Show and Today with Hoda and Jenna, is finally coming back from maternity leave! Hoda has been on maternity leave since April and had a lot of fans worried that she would never return. Thankfully, we have confirmation that she is! Hoda actually phoned into the news network to make a formal announcement that she would be coming back.
Hoda leaves for maternity leave after adopting her new daughter, Hope Catherine. In previous calls, she explains how she enjoys the typical family life. “I feel like I’ve lived 54 years and I’ve loved every minute of it, but if there’s a window or a moment in my life that has mattered more than anything, it’s right now,” she says.
Hoda loves her family time, but is itching to get back to work, too
Hoda did acknowledge the amount of time she is taking for her maternity leave was longer than most. “I know it’s sort of weird that I’m taking this much time, but I just feel like sometimes in life you don’t know how much of your kids’ lives you’re gonna be able to see,” she says in a previous call.
“But I would say to myself, ‘I’m not gonna miss right now. This is a moment in time that I’m trying to freeze — I’m trying to remember everything,” she adds.
Mark Your Calendars!
While Hoda is truly enjoying mom life at home with her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, she definitely is looking forward to getting back to the show. She also posts a video to Instagram announcing she’s coming back. She says, “Hi guys. Guess what? It’s time to get my roots done. I’m coming back to work. I’m gonna be there on September the 3rd. Right after Labor Day. You guys, I’m so excited,”
However, during her call into the Today show, she has some heartwarming words for her co-hosts. “I always knew how awesome our Today show family is, but you don’t really realize it until you step away for a minute and then you think to yourself, ‘Wow, I get to go back to that.’”
Watch the video announcement below!
Remember to mark your calendars for Hoda’s return! September 3rd, 2019, we’re ready!