JENNA Bush Hager has addressed her co-host, Hoda Kotb’s, “family health matter” on live TV.
Hoda has missed over a week of work and her co-hosts only talked about it today.
Twitter/@TodayshowJenna Bush Hager addressed her co-host, Hoda Kotb’s ‘family health matter’ during the show[/caption]
GettyHoda has not been on the Today Show since February 17, and fan were starting to worry[/caption]
On Wednesday’s episode of Today With Hoda & Jenna, Jenna shouted out her co-host.
“Willie [Geist] is in for Hoda, and we just want to let you all know that we heard you, and Hoda is OK,” she told viewers at the beginning of the episode.
“She just has a family health matter she is dealing with.”
Both Jenna and Willie said that they “love” and “adore” Hoda and can’t wait until she returns to work.
Hoda last appeared on the show on February 17.
She was out that Monday for President’s Day, alongside her co-hosts.
However, they returned, but she didn’t.
Fans were left wondering and worried as no one discussed what had happened until March 1.
IS SHE OK?
Earlier in the broadcast, Craig Melvin first addressed Hoda’s absence.
The TV personality told fans on Wednesday morning: “Many of you have been asking about Hoda. Hoda is okay she has a family health matter she’s been dealing with.”
He went on to say that everyone is looking forward to seeing both Hoda and Savannah Guthrie “back at the desk very, very soon.”
Savannah abruptly left on Tuesday morning after she tested positive for COVID-19.
Al Roker chimed in and said: “We love you both.”
He blew a kiss to the camera before they moved on with the day’s news.
It is not clear who in her family is having the health matter.
Hoda shared a series of cryptic quotes amid her absence, which made fans worry.
The first one came last Wednesday and depicted a horse standing over a child as the pair huddled together in deep waters.
The black cursive text on the photo read “One day you will see just how brave you have been.”
Hoda added her own caption to the photo.
She wrote: “Happy Wednesday xo here’s to the brave ones,” and added a heart emoji.
The next day she shared a similar picture with a different quote.
The post featured a boy sitting on a horse, looking at a big gray cloud coming towards them.
“‘Those are dark clouds,’ said the boy,” the picture read.
“‘Yes they will move on,’ said the horse.”
It continued: “‘The blue sky above never leaves.”
Hoda added her own caption to the post and wrote: “Here’s to blue skies xo.”
The third one came on Friday.
The post read: “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
The host then added a caption of her own and said: “I see you… you strong women.”
Hoda even continued to post on Saturday.
Her Instagram post was made around 7am as she wished followers a happy Saturday.
The quote read: “She’s magic, that one” and Hoda’s caption added: “Who pops into your mind?
“I know who is in mine xo Happy Saturday xo.”
Then on Sunday, she shared: “Sometimes miracles are just good people with kind hearts.”
The host simply captioned that one: “Happy Sunday xo.”
Hoda did not let up on the quotes as she posted another one on Monday morning.
As her hosts were in the studio, she shared a photo of a picture that read “choose hope.”
Hoda just put two heart emojis in the caption.
Twitter/@TODAYshowSavannah Guthrie and Sheinelle Jones have been taking over Hoda’s segments while she has been away[/caption]
GettySavannah was also missing from the morning show on Wednesday, as she tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning[/caption]
GettyJenna told viewers that they ‘love and adore’ Hoda and can’t wait for her to return[/caption]