Hoda Kotb enjoys family Thanksgiving dinner with daughters Hope and Haley at the children’s table

Hoda Kotb celebrates Thanksgiving

Hoda Kotb celebrates Thanksgiving

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Hoda Kotb is thankful for her girls this Thanksgiving.

The Today the co-host spent the holiday with daughters Hope, 3 and Haley, 5, and even more family after completing her Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade duties that morning.

Sharing the Thanksgiving dinner table and a selfie with everyone celebrating, Kotb wrote, “Super yummy Thanksgiving dinner courtesy of my sister in law Colleen! Grateful for family ❤️.”

As the adults — which included Kotb’s siblings — gathered at a table, Hope and Haley smiled from a younger child’s table just behind them.

Kotb co-parents her daughters with ex-boyfriend Joel Schiffman.

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Hoda Kotb

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Kotb recently opened up about life with her two daughters for PEOPLE’s Family Issue.

For the reporter, building her life around her children has brought greater joy than she could have imagined.

“Family is everything to me — and having one of my own is something I never thought I’d have,” said Kotb, who became a first-time mother through adoption in 2017 at age 52 after a battle with breast cancer and a subsequent divorce left her. assuming her motherhood wasn’t in her cards.

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“I’ve always envisioned family as my mother, my father, my brother, my sister,” she explained. “I pictured it that way until I was 50. Imagine someone saying, ‘Hey, guess what?’ You’re actually going to have a whole Other family.’ It still surprises me! I’m glad to know I have Haley and Hope.”

Although Kotb revealed last year that her plans to adopt a third child had been delayed by the pandemic, she said she was still open to expanding her family.

“It’s definitely in the universe for me,” she shared. “I feel like everything that should be should be. But I know a few things. I have love and time and we have an open space. Every time I see a child who needs something or read about a child, my heart breaks. I’m like, I know if we could invite them into our home what that would mean. Not just for the kid, but for us.”

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