Surprise! Hoda Kotb Has Adopted a Second Baby

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Awww ... here's a bit of very happy news to kick off the day! TODAY coanchor Hoda Kotb just announced that she has adopted a second baby girl, and she's named her Hope Catherine. Hoda clearly did a good job of keeping the news hush-hush until this morning, as even her fellow TODAY anchors couldn't hide their tears after she spilled the beans during a phone interview. 

  • Hoda teased the news with this message yesterday on Instagram.

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    Happy Monday xx

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    How fitting! And so incredible that nobody caught on!

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  • The phone call was just so heartwarming. Warning -- get tissues before watching this.

    Sniff, sniff! How wonderful is this news? We were so thrilled for Hoda when she adopted her first daughter, Haley Joy, back in 2017, so hearing that she's now a mom of two couldn't be more special. 

  • The well-wishes from fans are pouring in one after the other.

  • Viewers at home were crying right along with the TODAY staff.

    Seriously ... who else is all sorts of emotional over this? 

  • Awww ... LOL!

  • In the video on TODAY's website, Savannah Guthrie went on to ask Hoda how Haley is adjusting to being a big sister. 

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    Hoda responded with, "This morning at breakfast (Haley) was trying to feed (Hope) her raspberries and I was like, 'Not yet, babe ... She was literally marching around saying, 'I'm a big sister!'''

    We can't wait to hear more about Hoda's adventures as a mom of two, and we are sending a huge congrats to her and her beautiful family!