Jenna Bush Hager & Hoda Kotb Break Down In Tears Over Personal Story About Their Friendship

Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb were in their feels during a “Today” show segment. The friends and co-hosts spoke about the phrase “brutally honest” and how they each try to have that practice in their lives. “When Hoda’s daughter wasn’t feeling well, I just wasn’t there for her the way I wanted to be,” Jenna said through tears. “I didn’t know how to be. And I felt terrible about it but I didn’t know what to do, so I just said it, I said, ‘I feel like I haven’t been there for you.'” Hoda, who had begun to cry herself, shared how much she appreciated her friend’s words in that moment. Jenna and Hoda’s emotional conversation comes just a few months after the 58-year-old journalist took some time off because her 3-year-old daughter Hope was hospitalized.