Kelly Clarkson Cries Over Hoda Kotb's Profound Motherhood Moment

Kelly Clarkson Cries Over Hoda Kotb's Profound Motherhood Moment

Daytime personality Kelly Clarkson cries as Hoda Kotb describes the life-changing realization that she was a mother.


For years, Hoda has been a staple on our TV’s as the co-host of The Today Show’s fourth hour. Recently, she was named as the co-anchor of the beloved morning show, alongside Savannah Guthrie.

Even though she was at the top of her career game, there was something missing in Hoda’s personal life. That part was filled in February of 2017, when she adopted a baby girl named Haley Joy. Then, in April of 2019, Hoda added another girl into the mix with the adoption of Hope.

Today, Hoda is on The Kelly Clarkson Show to discuss her journey to motherhood and her recent engagement. Before she was a mother, Hoda always received the same question. “My whole life people had asked me the question, ‘Do you have children?’ and I’ve always said, ‘Oh, I have two nieces.”

But one day, shortly after adopting Haley Joy, a stranger asked this routine question. But Hoda’s response shook her to the core. “I said, ‘I have a daughter.’ I kept repeating it. ‘I have a daughter.’ And it was so profound to me in that moment.”

As Hoda described the emotional interaction, host Kelly is seen wiping away her tears. What a life-changing realization!

It is truly amazing to watch someone share these precious memories and cherish the simple moments. We wish Hoda nothing but a lifetime of happiness with her new family and upcoming nuptials.