'Today' show anchor Hoda Kotb, 52, reveals she adopted a baby girl

Hoda Kotb is now a mother!

The anchor called into the "Today" show on Tuesday morning to reveal that she has adopted an adorable girl named Haley Joy.

"She's a Valentine's baby so she's a little nugget," Hoda said. "She is the love of my life!"


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Kotb shared a photo of her holding her bundle of joy with viewers, and she was so overwhelmed with emotion that she began to cry as she explained:

"That little girl Haley Joy is my daughter."

In the adorable snapshot, the 52-year-old mother is smiling from ear to ear as she's holding her sleeping kiddo.

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TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Frank Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Frank Gifford appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
GREENWICH, CT - MAY 20: Kathie Lee Gifford, her husband Frank Gifford and Hoda Kotb attend the Save the Children Greenwich Leadership Council's 3rd annual Celebration of Hope May 20, 2010 in Greenwich Connecticut. (Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Frank Gifford appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
GREENWICH, CT - JUNE 06: (L-R) Frank Gifford, Kathie Lee Gifford, Regis Philbin, Joy Philbin and TV Personality Hoda Kotb attend the Greenwich International Film Festival's Changemaker Gala at L'Escale Restaurant on June 6, 2015 in Greenwich, Connecticut. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/WireImage)
NBC NEWS EVENTS -- Hoda Kotb Book Launch Party -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Frank Gifford celebrate the launch of Hoda's book +ÆHow I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee' with a reception at the townhouse of Donny Deutsch on October 11 in New York City (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Kathie Lee Gifford, Frank Gifford and TV Personality Hoda Kotb attend the American Cancer Society's 2010 'Mother of the Year' award luncheon at The Pierre Hotel on February 23, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Frank Gifford appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 13: News correspondent Hoda Kotb and TV personalities Kathie Lee Gifford and Frank Gifford attend the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering's 2nd annual Spring Ball at The Plaza Hotel on May 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Kathie Lee Gifford, Frank Gifford and TV Personality Hoda Kotb attend the American Cancer Society's 2010 'Mother of the Year' award luncheon at The Pierre Hotel on February 23, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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There was definitely not a dry eye in the studio, and some of her co-anchors even started tearing up!

Hoda, who has been noticeably absent from the past couple of shows, gave subtle hints about the big reveal with several inspirational posts on social media last week.

"May the next few months of your life be a period of magnificent transformation," one post read.

Happy sunday ❤❤❤

A post shared by Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) on

After the bombshell announcement, her "Today" family took to Twitter to express their happiness:



Congrats to the happy momma!

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