Happy Birthday, Hoda Kotb! Look Back at the Today Host's Cutest Moments With Her Kids!

By Kelsey Klemme Aug 09, 2019 1:00 PMTags
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Happy birthday, Hoda Kotb!

The Today host turns 55 today and her milestone birthday follows a year of dreams come true for her career and family.

In November, she got the opportunity for the first time to co-host the beloved Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade show alongside Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie.

There have been bittersweet moments as well. Kotb's long-time co-host and friend Kathie Lee Gifford announced in December she would be exiting the fourth hour of Today in April.

"When she walks in a room, she changes it and when she steps into your life and holds your hand, she changes it," Kotb told E! News' Jason Kennedy of her TV partner of 11 years. "It's hard to think that I won't get to see her in the mornings. I'll still see her, but I'll miss her. I'll miss everything." Kotb is now hosting the hour alongside Jenna Hager Bush.

She also penned a second children's book, You Are My Happy, just in time to read to a special someone...her second child!

Hoda Kotb Gushes Over Daughter, Says Hailey Is Her "Happy"

Two years after adopting Haley Joy, Kotb surprised her morning show co-workers in April when she called in to announce she secretly adopted her second daughter, Hope Catherine

"My God, my heart just grew," she said of the moment they handed baby Hope to her. "I can't believe it's happening, y'all."

With her long-time partner Joel Schiffman, Kotb's family has now grown to four. Let's grab a glass of wine and toast to the celeb's cutest family pictures!

Mother's Day Surprise

Hoda got emotional as Haley and Hope surprised her with an early Mother's Day gift.

Birthday Celebrations

Joined by her siblings Hala and Adel, nieces Hannah and Ella, mom Sami, daughters Haley Joy and Hope Catherine and fiancé Joel Schiffman, Hoda Kotb described the celebration as "my kinda birthday."

I <3 NY

Hoda enjoys a day with her daughters Haley Joy and Hope Catherine around New York City together.

Queens of Halloween

Another Halloween in the books! Hoda and her first daughter spend their another Halloween together as their Sesame Street alter egos.

Family Forever

The Today show momma spends time with her own mom (and Haley's grandma!) in this cute group shot on Halloween 2019.

Party Time

The host shared this pic of her and her little one at a Sesame Street party in Oct. 2019.

Suns Out, Funs Out

The daytime talk show host spends a day splashing around the beach in Aug. 2019.

Gift for Mama

Haley Joy looks cute as a button celebrating her mom's 55th birthday this past August.

Sweet Sister

"Look who is feeding Hope!" Kotb wrote on her Instagram in May 2019, showing off Haley feeding her newborn Hope.

Friends for Life

Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda's close friend and long-time former co-host at Today, met Hope in early May and they were all smiles all day.

A Full House

In April, the 55-year-old host shared a photo of her full family for the first time on Instagram writing, "This is us xo."

Welcome Hope Catherine!

It's a girl! Hoda introduced Hope to the world after surprising her Today show family on-air revealing that she had secretly adopted her second child.

Birthday Girl

On Valentine's Day, the TV host celebrated Haley's second birthday and shared on Instagram how she felt saying, "So much love today."

Ho Ho Home

The beaming TV personality spent Christmas with her mother, sister and daughter.

Queen Bees

Haley celebrated her second Halloween by twinning with her mom in matching bee costumes.

Apple of Her Eye

In August of 2018, the mother-daughter duo spent an autumn day together picking apples.

Splashing Around

"I can't believe I get to do this .. #grateful" she wrote on her 54th birthday.

Proud Mama

On Mother's Day, Today co-anchor Hoda posed with her one-year-old cutie, Haley, as she sported a cute tee with the word "mama."

Mother's Day Duo

"Pre dawn photo shoots in bed are a blast," gushed the happy mom in a cute Insta selfie early on Mother's Day.

Sixtieth Surprise

On March 2018, the Oklahoma-native celebrated partner Joel Schiffman's 60th birthday with their baby girl and a homemade cake.

Post-Olympic Bliss

"Home!!!!!" announced the TV host on Instagram after spending two weeks covering the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Pre-Olympics Shenanigans

The day before arriving in Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics, the TV personality had some fun with her little sweetheart and her USA beanie.

Football's Cutest Fan

Gooo Saints! Hoda and her little sport's fan cheered on the New Orleans Saints in their game against the Minnesota Vikings on January 14.

Christmas Stripe Stars

"Santa we are ready!!!" the journalist wrote on this Christmas selfie with her mom, her partner and her little angel.

Turkey Time

On November 23, Hoda posed with her partner and her baby girl for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Hoppy Halloween!

For her first Halloween, Haley wore an adorable bunny costume as she enjoyed trick-or-treating in a stroller driven by her mom and her mom's long-term boyfriend.

Lil Pumpkin

On October 26, Hoda dressed Haley in a jack-o-lantern costume writing on Instagram, "I couldn't wait !!"

Selfie Stick Pic

During a Labor Day weekend beach trip, Hoda snapped a selfie with six-month-old Haley and the rest of the family, including her mom (left), sister (top right) and brother (right).

Bundle of Joy

The Today co-anchor was overjoyed to spend Labor Day weekend with her bundle of joy.

Today Show Debut

The three-month-old surprised her mama on on the Today Show for Mother's Day weekend in 2017, marking her debut television appearance.

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