- Jenna Bush Hager just got real about her third pregnancy’s less than “ideal” timing.
- In a new interview, she said that getting pregnant soon after joining the fourth hour of TODAY as a new co-host was unexpected, but a blessing.
- Jenna’s co-host, Hoda Kotb, is currently on leave for her newly adopted daughter, Hope.
Jenna Bush Hager, the newest co-host on the fourth hour of TODAY, recently announced her third pregnancy on the morning talk show, noting that it was a bit unexpected. Now, in a new interview with People, she opened up about the timing of her pregnancy and how she plans to work around it on TODAY. Plus, she explained how, on the flip side, it’s brought her and co-host Hoda Kotb closer (awww).
“Is the timing ideal? Not really. We are launching something new, and I’ll be taking maternity leave this fall. But it’s not about that,” Jenna told the publication. However, it seems like her new colleagues are already as supportive as can be. “There was no hesitation when I told anybody at work. It is a beautiful journey for you and your family [they said]. And I know they feel the same way for Hoda,” she explained.
ICYMI, Jenna’s co-host Hoda Kotb is currently on leave, caring for her new baby Hope, whom she adopted last month, so her older adopted daughter Haley, 2, would have a little sister.
Jenna has been a TODAY correspondent since 2009, per Page Six, but she only joined TODAY‘s fourth hour in February, officially taking over for Kathie Lee Gifford at the beginning of April.
The news of her third child comes less than a month after her debut, but she’s already touched the show’s audience with her story. Soon after announcing her pregnancy, Jenna revealed that her path to motherhood was marked with obstacles. In particular, she explained that her first pregnancy was an ectopic pregnancy, where the fetus grows in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus. Since then, she’s given birth to daughters Mila, 6, and Poppy, 3.
However, Jenna also said she sees this pregnancy as an unexpected blessing. “…The fact that Hoda and I get to start this journey together [with babies] who will be months apart, and we get to do the show together,” she told People. “We are creating these new things together. New lives, and a new show as a team.”
Congrats, Jenna and Hoda!
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