Hoda Kotb's Most Memorable Family Moments

PEOPLE's Family Issue cover star Hoda Kotb is the proud mom to daughters Haley Joy, 5, and Hope Catherine, 3. 

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The Greatest Gift

Hoda Kotb Laughs with Daughters and Family on Her 58th Birthday: 'Best Present Ever'
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Kotb's family gathered around her in celebration of her 58th birthday. The widespread joy is palpable in an Instagram photo posted by the mother of two.

For more on Kotb and her family, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

02 of 28

On a 'New Path'

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Hoda Kotb Instagram

In late January 2022, Kotb announced on the Today show that she and fiancé Joel Schiffman had broken up.

She said, "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."

Kotb added, "Its not like something happened. They say sometimes relationships are meant to be there for a reason, a season or a lifetime, this was for a season."

03 of 28

Game Time

Hoda Kotb's sweetest family moments. https://www.instagram.com/p/CcxIU9kuWWm/?hl=en. Hoda Kotb /Instagram
Hoda Kotb /Instagram

Hope and Haley joined their mom for a game of Twister. "Old school ❤️," wrote Kotb, who appears to be a few moves away from tangling up with her eldest, Haley, in the Instagram photo.

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Christmas Cheer

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Hoda Kotb Instagram

Kotb and Schiffman shared Christmas together in December 2021, alongside Hope, now 3, and Haley, now 5, and Kotb's mother, Sameha.

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Snow Day Fun

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Hoda Kotb Instagram

In February 2021, Kotb enjoyed a snow day with Haley and Hope, who built a snowman with their mom.

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A Hoppy Birthday

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Kotb's Easter Sunday doubled as a birthday celebration for her mother. The TV host brought her family together for pictures and holiday fun.

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Birthday Wishes

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Kotb's entire family got together to celebrate her birthday on Aug. 9, 2021. Alongside photos of the celebration, the Today host said, "My kinda birthday 🥳 🎂🎉."

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In Good Company

Hoda Kotb Enjoys Extended Family Meal with Daughters Hope and Haley: ‘Gangs All Here!’
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Kotb posted a photo of herself, her daughters, her sister Hala, and her mother Sameha enjoying a meal together. "Gangs all here! Xo," the talk show host wrote in the Instagram caption.

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Seeing the Lights

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Hoda Kotb Instagram

Haley and Hope took in the lights of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree with their mom in December 2020.

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Big Shoes to Fill

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Kotb shared a cheeky moment with Hope and Haley after the girls "raided mommy's closet," as the Today host wrote on Instagram. Draped in Kotb's sweaters and jeans, the girls look as tiny – and precious– as ever.

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Mother's Day Moment

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Kotb was all smiles next to her daughters as they celebrated their mom in 2022.

"They were beaming and it just reminded me what life is," the talk show host told PEOPLE of her daughters' Mother's Day surprises. "It's got nothing to do with anything other than just that, the most basic of things."

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Father's Day Celebrations

Hoda Kotb Wishes Ex Joel Schiffman a Happy Father's Day in Photo Tribute of Him with Daughters
Joel Schiffman with daughters Hope (L) and Haley. Hoda Kotb/Instagram

Kotb took to Instagram to celebrate her ex-fiancé Schiffman in honor of Father's Day 2022.

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Hoda Kotb Instagram

In December 2020, Kotb, Schiffman and their family rocked around the Christmas tree in matching pajamas.

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Sesame Street Squad

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Hoda Kotb Instagram

There's nothing quite as cute as a family Halloween costume! The Kotb-Schiffman family dressed up as Sesame Street characters for Halloween 2021.

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New Year Cheer

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Hoda Kotb's daughters Haley (L) and Hope. Hoda Kotb/ Instagram

Big sis Haley Joy sat Hope Catherine on her lap to ring in 2020!

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Safe & Snuggly

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There's nothing like cuddling up to your grandma while at home with your family.

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Sharing is Caring

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Kotb shared strands of spaghetti Lady and the Tramp-style with each of her daughters in an Instagram post from August 2021.

Haley, Kotb's first daughter, seems to have picked up her mother's spirit of giving. In summer 2022, the Today host told her audience how the 5-year-old used her allowance to buy an ice cream cone for a local restaurant manager.

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Three Peas in a Pod

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Haley Joy loves having girl time with her cousins.

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Family Festivities

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"Another Halloween in the books❤️," Kotb captioned this sweet photo of her mom, dressed as Cookie Monster, Haley and baby Hope, also dressed as the cookie-loving muppet.

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Hope's First Halloween

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The 7-month-old donned the cutest cookie-clad pajama pants while her doting parents watched over her.

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Grandma's Girls

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Kotb's two daughters got in a lot of bonding time with their loving grandma.

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Beach Baby

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Hoda Kotb/Instagram

Hope was lounging close by while her mom and sister were building sand castles.

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Lots of Love

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Haley was ambushed with kisses from her mama.

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Family and Friends

Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on trip with kids
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Kotb and her daughters posed for a summery moms-and-kids photo alongside her Today with Hoda & Jenna co-host and their executive producer Talia Parkinson.

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Off to the Races!

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Kotb and her oldest raced in matching "Love First" tees.

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Furry Friends

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Kotb looked to be having a blast in an Instagram post with her daughters – and a giraffe!

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Trick or Treat

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With her sun-themed headband and a rainbow printed on her "be kind" shirt, Kotb radiated Halloween spirit in 2021. In this Instagram photo, she was accompanied by her mother and sister (dressed as the moon and a star, respectively) and her two daughters, Haley, smiling in a unicorn costume, and Hope, dressed in dalmatian spots.

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Sunny Days

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Hoda Kotb /Instagram

"Feelin like summer!" Kotb wrote on Instagram in May 2021, alongside a picture of her and friend Jennifer Miller swinging Haley into the air while walking through the street.

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