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Today’s Jenna Bush Hager shocked as Savannah Guthrie ‘goes there’ with personal question for Hoda Kotb live on air

Today’s Jenna Bush Hager shocked as Savannah Guthrie ‘goes there’ with personal question for Hoda Kotb live on air

THE Today Show host Jenna Bush Hager has been left in shock on live TV.

Her co-host, Savannah Guthrie, asked Hoda Kotb a very personal question during a segment on Thursday.

NBCSavannah Guthrie asked Hoda Kotb a personal question on live TV[/caption]

NBCJenna Bush Hager was shocked and said ‘You went there’[/caption]

The three women talked about relationships, faith, and family during the Today‘s Talker segment.

“Well, let me ask you this Hoda,” Savannah, 51, said, turning towards her co-host.

“Cause you’re thinking you might date again one day.”

“Ooo. You’re going there,” Jenna, 41, responded. “We’re talking about it.”

Savannah ignored her and continued on with the question.

“Can we pre-screen your potential dates?” she asked.

“I actually trust you guys implicitly,” Hoda, 58, told them.

“So, if you thought somebody was good for me, I would trust you and go out on that date.”

Savannah smiled and looked over at Jenna.

Jenna told Hoda that she was working on it and Hoda said that she does have a good track record of setting people up.

“I have a screening process they go through,” Savannah said.

Turning to Jenna, she told her: “You find them, I’ll screen them.”


Hoda was in a long-term relationship with Joel Schiffman, before splitting up last year.

Born on March 21, 1958, Joel is an American financier and entrepreneur.

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

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

She later had a friend message Joel 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 Joel 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 her boyfriend of eight years.

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

Hoda then 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.”

Before their relationship, Hoda was married to the former University of New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga from 2005 until 2008.


This isn’t the first time her co-hosts have talked about setting her up with someone.

Earlier this month, Jenna attempted to match her with a reality TV star that appeared on the show.

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

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.

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.

NBCHoda said she trusted her co-hosts ‘implicitly’ to set her up[/caption]

NBCSavannah said she would screen them if Jenna found them[/caption]

Instagram/@hodakotbHoda shares two daughters with her ex, Joel Schiffman[/caption]

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