TODAY’S Jenna Busch Hager has called out her co-host Hoda Kotb for gaslighting and scaring her during a friendly competition.
The hosts went head-to-head on Wednesday in a special game called Who Said It in honor of International Women’s Day.
Twitter/@HodaAndJennaJenna Bush Hager called out her co-host Hoda Kotb on live TV for ‘gaslighting’ and ‘scaring’ her[/caption]
Twitter/@HodaAndJennaThe pair competed in a friendly competition on Today where Hoda easily came out with a victory[/caption]
The ladies took their places at their podiums while Today‘s contributor Donna Farizan doled out the quotes and the three possible icons to choose from.
While the anchors seemed confident in their abilities to start, Hoda quickly pulled out in front, dominating her opponent.
After Jenna incorrectly paired the first quote with its famous name, Hoda calmy swooped in with the correct answer.
Jenna looked stunned by her colleagues’ knowledge, though she brushed it off to focus on the next question.
She again buzzed in before Hoda but was skeptical that her co-host had no answer.
“Are you just, is this -” Jenna stuttered while pointing the finger at her co-worker.
“I’m just quizzing you,” 58-year-old responded, but Jenna still wasn’t convinced.
“Are you gaslighting me on International Women’s Day?” Jenna asked before giving the correct answer, tying the game.
Donna then asked Hoda if that was the answer she was going to say, to which she confirmed: “Yes, I was.”
Jenna, with a nervous look on her face, while gazing in Hoda’s direction, admitted: “I don’t know what your strategy is.”
The mom of two responded with a smile that her calm demeanor was her “new strategy,” which put Jenna on edge.
“Your strategy is scaring me,” the 41-year-old replied.
Hoda ended up sweeping the competition 4-1 and was gifted a megaphone as her prize.
HODA SNAPS BACK
This wasn’t the first time this week that the co-hosts called out one another for their actions while the cameras were rolling.
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 confessed.
But Hoda quickly interceded, 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.
The TV stars revealed intimate details about their close off-screen bond on Wednesday morning.
The strength of the friendship between the two women emanates on screen and drives the show.
They discussed their closeness in an interview with Hello magazine.
The pair 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 mom of three 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.”
Today showOn Monday, Hoda called out Jenna for lying in an awkward moment while cameras were rolling[/caption]
Today showThe duo hosted a hilarious new segment where they were taught how to lasso a rope by a group of farmers from the dating show, Farmer Wants a Wife[/caption]
GettyHoda and Jenna recently shared intimate details about their close bond on and off the air[/caption]