Hoda Kotb Cleans Her Teeth Live on Air, But Only the ‘Real Ones’ Know What It Means

If you are watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade right now on NBC, you may have noticed Hoda Kotb seemingly cleaning her teeth live on air.

When the legendary broadcaster attempted to slyly make sure nothing was on her teeth, people admitted they “audibly gasped.” “Did she know she was on air,” my mom asked when she saw it.

But what many people didn’t realize is that Kotb wasn’t cleaning her teeth in an emergency, but rather cashing in on a bet she and co-host Jenna Bush Hager made before the parade started.

Hager took to Instagram shortly after Kotb made her “secret sign” to shout out her co-worker and friend. ‘What a true one @hodakotb! Her secret sign,” Hager wrote.

Those who watch the third hour of the Today Show however weren’t surprised at all by Kotb’s actions. Many of the commenters wrote that they were waiting for Kotb to give Jenna her sign.

“I literally yelled out, ‘Jenna’!!!!????”

“I was waiting for this! ❤️????.”

“Double dog dares ❤️.”

How fun is that?

We at Mamas Uncut hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are all so thankful for you!

Hoda Kotb Leaves Today Show Desk Mid-Show After Revealing Her Daughters Needed Her

September 6, 2023 / Celebrities / By Sara Vallone

Hoda Kotb’s not a regular mom, she’s a cool mom! So cool that she made it a priority to leave her Today Show hosting duties mid-show in order to personally drop her daughters, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine, off on their first day of school!

About 25 minutes after the show began, Kotb revealed she had to leave. As she told her co-hosts, she had motherly duties to attend to.

Hoda Kotb Leaves Today Show Desk Mid-Show After Revealing Her Daughters Needed Her

“Hoda, you’re on the run — it’s the first day of school,” Guthrie can be heard telling Kotb after they had finished reading their respective teases. “I’m taking my kids to school!” Kotb clarified before asking, “Okay, can I leave right now?”

“Yes, give them a hug for us,” Guthrie answered while Kotb was already on her way out, telling her other co-hosts, Craig Melvin and Al Roker, “Bye! See ya later!”

“Go get ‘em, girls,” Guthrie encouragingly yelled.

Roughly three hours later, Kotb was back at the anchor desk next to Jenna Bush Hager for the third hour of the show! What a day for the mom of two!

While Kotb didn’t share the traditional “back to school” picture many parents do, she did share a Dr. Seuss quote to celebrate the occasion on her personal Instagram account. “You’re off to great places today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”

Read More: Hoda Kotb Praises 4-Year-Old Daughter, Hope, While Announcing Her Newest Book: ‘Hope is a Rainbow’

We hope that both Haley, Hope, and all the other children starting school today have the best first day of school yet!


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