Hoda Kotb is now a mother!
The anchor called into the “Today” show on Tuesday morning to reveal that she has adopted an adorable girl named Haley Joy.
“She’s a Valentine’s baby so she’s a little nugget,” Hoda said. “She is the love of my life!”
Kotb shared a photo of her holding her bundle of joy with viewers, and she was so overwhelmed with emotion that she began to cry as she explained:
“That little girl Haley Joy is my daughter.”
In the adorable snapshot, the 52-year-old mother is smiling from ear to ear as she’s holding her sleeping kiddo.
There was definitely not a dry eye in the studio, and some of her co-anchors even started tearing up!
Hoda, who has been noticeably absent from the past couple of shows, gave subtle hints about the big reveal with several inspirational posts on social media last week.
“May the next few months of your life be a period of magnificent transformation,” one post read.
Can’t. Stop. Crying. So thrilled for you , @hodakotb. Haley Joy’s life will be defined by *JOY* with you as a mama. Love!
— Jenna Bush Hager (@JennaBushHager) February 21, 2017
Overjoyed for @hodakotb and her little comet Haley – a brilliant flash of light for our world. Love love love and LOVE
— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) February 21, 2017
Congrats to the happy momma!