Hoda Kotb's Becomes a Mom at 52 By Adopting a Baby Girl

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  TV personality Hoda Kotb attends the BELLA New York Holiday Issue Cover Party & Holiday shopping event on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)

Hoda Kotb's Becomes a Mom at 52 By Adopting a Baby Girl

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Published March 8, 2017

Today show host Hoda Kotb is People magazine's new cover star. The television personality, 52, revealed the emotional journey of adopting after being unable to conceive due to cancer complications.

Kotb had breast cancer a decade ago, and the resulting treatment rendered her unable to conceive. Her inability to get pregnant left her with the feeling of a "hole," according to Kotb. Her daughter, Haley Joy, was born on Valentine's Day and has been home with her for 10 days now.

“One of the things in my life I’ve always wanted was to be a mom. Sometimes in your life, things just don’t work out for whatever reason, so you say, ‘Well, I wasn’t meant to have that.’ But it was really hard to come to terms with it,” Kotb said. 

This issue will available on Friday, but you can read the story here now. 

(Photo: People Magazine)

Written by Lainey Sidell

(Photo: Bennett Raglin/WireImage)


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