HODA Kotb has called out her co-host Jenna Bush Hager for lying in an awkward moment caught on live TV.
The Today Show stars have been up to their usual banter after the journalist’s two-week hiatus from the show.
Today showHoda and Jenna attempted to lasso fake cows on Today[/caption]
Today showJenna claimed she wasn’t good at lassoing but Hoda called her out for ‘lying’[/caption]
The TV personalities hosted a group of farmers from the dating show “Farmer Wants a Wife.”
The men attempted to teach the duo how to lasso a rope, but their confidence waned as they got closer to the activity.
“By the way, I’m from Texas but that does not mean I know how to do this,” Jenna admitted.
But Hoda was quick to intercede, snapping back: “Well that is not what you said in the break room. You said you could do it in your sleep!”
“That is not true, I said you’re gonna be good!” her co-star quipped back.
On Wednesday morning, the pair revealed intimate details about their close off-screen bond.
The strength of the friendship between the two women emanates on screen and drives the show.
The co-stars discussed their closeness in an interview with Hello magazine.
They noted that “Today with Hoda & Jenna” would not work as well without their friendship.
“Without it, we probably wouldn’t be able to do the show the way that we do,” Jenna said.
She explained that they are also at the “same stage of life” and are “interested in a lot of the same things.”
The 41-year-old added: “The other day, we had a three-hour drive from Montreal to Quebec City, and we talked the whole time.
“It makes life really joyful, to get to be with somebody that you want to see every single day, and also, Hoda is joyful.
“She chooses to live life with this kind of sparkly effervescent way.”
Hoda agreed and revealed a time when she “almost urinated” in the street because of Jenna’s behavior.
She said: “Jenna is just hilarious. We were on one of these moving sidewalks that they have in Canada, which I hadn’t seen before and they were sloped down.
“Jenna was dragging her bag, and I thought she was gonna mow over people.
“I literally almost urinated.”
On a more serious note, she explained their connection after experiencing similar things in life.
Hoda said: “I feel like she sees me and I see her.”
“She just has a family health matter she is dealing with,” Jenna revealed.
The Egyptian-American mother revealed that her youngest daughter Hope was in the ICU for just over a week but is now back home.
GettyHoda and Jenna opened up about their close friendship[/caption]
GettyThe pair connect in both funny and serious life moments[/caption]
Instagram/Hoda KotbHoda was absent from Today for two weeks while her daughter recovered from an illness[/caption]