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Today’s Jenna Bush Hager tries to set up Hoda Kotb with Farmer Wants a Wife star in tension-filled live moment

Today’s Jenna Bush Hager tries to set up Hoda Kotb with Farmer Wants a Wife star in tension-filled live moment

TODAY’S Jenna Bush Hager makes an attempt to set up her co-star Hoda Kotb with a reality star on the morning show.

During a recent episode of Today With Hoda & Jenna, Jenna, 41, tried to hook Hoda, 58, up with Farmer Wants a Wife star Hunter Grayson, 31, after he taught her how to lasso.

NBCToday’s Jenna Bush Hager tried to set up Hoda Kotb with Farmer Wants a Wife star[/caption]

NBCDuring the episode Jenna and implied that Hunter Grayson and Hoda could be a thing[/caption]

On Monday’s episode of the show, Hunter and the rest of his Farmer Want’s a Wife castmates, Ryan Black, Landon Heaton, and Allen Foster, had some fun with the anchors.

Since the bachelors were farmers, it made sense that they’d teach Jenna and Hoda how to lasso an animal.

Hunter and Landon, 35, led the segment, informing Hoda of the proper lassoing technique and instructing her how to swing one around the animal statue on stage.

Jenna insisted that Hoda “just do it,” moving aside to allow her to learn directly from Hunter, who was doing the most talking as Landon just co-signed.

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The NBC personality tried her best to swing the rope around her head in the manner that Hunter explained; however, she couldn’t manage to swirl the rope correctly.

She told Jenna that she was “gonna do it” after she failed the first few tries.

Hunter then told Hoda to “roll” her “wrists,” attempting to help Hoda accomplish the feat, much to no avail since she just ended up roping herself.

Although Hoda didn’t accomplish her lasso throw on air, she did accomplish getting a cute compliment from Hunter.

“I’m just gonna say she roped the prettiest thing in the room!,” Hunter told Hoda before he slightly bowed and encouraged everyone on stage to applaud.


An appreciative Hoda hugged Hunter, yielding a question from Jenna, who observed their shared moment.

“Wait, did you find love?,” Jenna asked them.

She pointed back and forth between Hunter and Hoda and said, “because if not,” seemingly implying that they could become something if he hadn’t found love yet.

Dismissing that implication, Hoda told Hunter as she pointed at him smiling: “I know you found love.”

Hoda’s response to her matchmaking efforts didn’t stop Jenna from doing it again later in the show.

When all of the farmers were being interviewed on Hoda & Jenna’s couch, she blatantly asked the reality TV stars if any of them “had a farmer for Hoda,” which caused everyone to laugh.

She asked again if they “could find a…farmer for Hoda,” amid the laughing, appearing to be serious about finding her co-anchor a partner.

Hoda is recently a single woman since splitting from her fiancé Joel Schiffman, 64, back in January.


Before their split, the couple was together for eight years and became engaged in 2019.

Hoda and Joel met after she spoke at an event for Wall Street professionals in 2013.

According to Hoda, Joel asked her to sign something before she left the event.

She later had a friend message him to inquire about his relationship status, to which he responded by asking Hoda out via email.

On February 21, 2017, Hoda announced she had adopted a baby girl with Schiffman named Haley Joy.

They later adopted a second child, Hope Catherine, in April 2019.

Then, on November 25, 2019, Hoda announced live on The Today Show that she was engaged to Schiffman.

They initially planned to marry in 2020 but had to postpone due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hoda revealed the breakup on The Today Show on Monday, January 31, 2022.

She told viewers: “Joel and I have had a lot of prayerful and meaningful conversations over the holidays and we decided that we are better as friends and parents than we are as an engaged couple.

“So we decided we are going to start this new year on our new path as loving parents to our adorably delightful children and as friends.”

NBCJenna’s implication came after Farmer Wants a Wife’s Hunter complimented Hoda[/caption]

NBCJenna asked the farmers on the show if they ‘had a farmer for Hoda’[/caption]

GettyHoda is now a single woman since breaking up with her fiancé Joel Schiffman[/caption]

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