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Hoda Kotb, 'Today' Show Anchor, Adopts Baby Girl

"Today" show anchor Hoda Kotb introduced the baby girl she adopted, Haley Joy Kotb. ("Today")

By    |   Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 02:54 PM

Hoda Kotb, an anchor on the "Today" show, is now a mother after adopting a baby girl, Haley Joy Kotb.

"She's a Valentine's baby so she's a little nugget," Kotb told "Today" via phone on Tuesday, announcing the adoption. "She is the love of my life!"

Kotb's co-anchor, Kathie Lee Gifford, said she knew about the news, but kept it a secret despite saying she has "the biggest mouth" when it comes to keeping surprising news to herself.

"I've got the biggest mouth in the world and I've said zilch," Gifford wrote on Twitter. "Hoda, we are thrilled for you, sweetheart. You were made to be a mom."

Matt Lauer, another host of the show, was excited about the news as well.

"This is such fantastic news. This little girl, Haley, is the luckiest girl on the planet," Lauer said. "You are going to be one of the most fantastic moms I can ever imagine."

"You are going to be an incredible mother," Carson Daly, TV host and radio personality, jokingly said. "You thought you drank a lot of wine before? You just wait."

The announcement comes after Kotb appeared to give off many hints on social media, according to Fox News.

"May the next few months of your life be a period of magnificent transformations," read one of Kotb's recent Instagram posts.

"And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, 'Oh there you are. I've been looking for you,'" she wrote in another post, Fox News noted.

Making something like this public is new for Kotb, considering she's usually quiet when it comes to her personal matters.

Kotb told E! News in an interview last year that if her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, was ever to propose to her, she would want it to be "low-key."

"There are certain things in life that are intimate and between two people," she said, at the time. "I like that. I like it more low-key."

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