Hoda Kotb Shares First Look at Her Newly Expanded Family: See the Pic!

Hoda Kotb just shared the first photo of her family since bringing home her second daughter, Hope Catherine.

Yesterday, the Today show anchor posted a rare fam pic on Instagram, featuring herself, Haley Joy (2) and her longtime partner, Joel Schiffman, posing with the newborn baby.

She captioned the post, “This is us xo.”

Kotb also shared a photo of her mom feeding a bottle to baby Hope and wrote, “This makes me so happy… my mom filled with Hope.”

Earlier this week, news broke about the couple’s latest addition when Kotb called into the Today show while feeding her newborn daughter. The announcement came just two years after they adopted their first child. Although she previously admitted that she wants Haley Joy to have a sister, the TV anchor’s second adoption came as a total surprise.

During the segment, Kotb revealed that she chose the name “Hope” in an attempt to encourage other hopeful mothers. “The name came because there are a lot of women out there who are hoping that their day is coming, too, and I know the feeling of it not happening for a long time,” she said. “My heart is, like, exploding.”

Earlier this week, Kotb shared a photo of her two children on Instagram and thanked fans for their support in the caption.

She wrote, “Hope is sleeping soundly…and I am reading all of your beautiful messages. I am overwhelmed with your kindness…thank you for the love you have shown us…it means so much. If you are waiting for your miracle…have faith. I am with you.”

This year’s Mother’s Day will undoubtedly be one for the books.


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