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Hoda Kotb Looks So Refreshed on Tropical Vacay with Her Little Girls Hope & Haley

The TODAY anchor had the best girls trip with her daughters!

By Elizabeth Logan

Hoda Kotb is living her best life. The TODAY co-host took her two daughters, Hope Joy and Haley Catherine, and friends on a tropical beach vacation, and their happiness is palpable through the pictures she posted. Check them out below.

Hoda Kotb has a "magical" vacation with her daughters

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"Beautiful days… magical nights ❤️❤️❤️," Kotb wrote on Instagram, sharing pictures of herself with her daughters at a resort. In the final slide, Kotb posted a short video of her daughters turning the beach into an obstacle course, running across the sand as fast as they can without stepping on the "pricklies."

Many followers commented praising the heartwarming pictures, including Deborah Roberts, a newscaster at ABC and wife of Kotb's TODAY co-worker Al Roker, who wrote, "I know this place!! 😍." It does look a lot like the same location where Roker took the couple's son on a recent getaway.

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About Hoda Kotb's daughters, Haley and Hope

Kotb adopted both girls with her former fiancé Joel Schiffman, whom she split from in 2022.

In 2023, Kotb took a two-week break from TODAY due to Hope, who was 4 years old at the time, having a health issue.

“We had a scary stretch. Any parent who’s been through a scary thing with their child understands. It’s like you just can’t believe that your child’s sick. You can’t believe that there’s nothing you can do. You can’t believe that no matter what you do, you can’t will it away or protect her, or all the things that we’re supposed to be doing as parents. And it’s a position I’ve never found myself in,” she reflected.

Kotb declined to disclose Hope's exact illness or condition. “It’s really tricky, because I don’t want Hope to get labeled. She’s a kid who is so vibrant, and most days everything is totally fine. I don’t want people to look at her differently,'' she said. It seems, at least, that both girls are well today.

Hoda Kotb smiles in a chambray shirt on TODAY

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The mom of two recently opened up about the emotional moment she realized her girls were growing up -- and needing her less.

"We were at a birthday party and it was at a real, grown-up gymnastics thing...Hope, my youngest, was clawing to get up on the vault and when you stand on the vault, you leap and pitch yourself out into this big vat of those big, squishy bricks," she told her co-hosts. "It's for grownups."

"Hope grabs on, latches on, pulls herself up on that vault, is standing up — she's scared to be high up — I watch her fling her body into that big whole vat of those squishy things and I started weeping," she continued. "It struck me in that moment, as I was watching both my girls — I was watching Haley rock climb — I want them to do their thing...it just reminded me: Kids can do so many things without us...I was forced out of the way, that was the only way it worked. And now she felt brave ... and I could have inadvertently taken it away by just trying to be helpful. Stop helping, everybody!"