If you’ve watched Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on Today, you probably know that the two are very close. Over the past few years, they have developed a tight bond, and their on-air chemistry is something that viewers really enjoy. However, just a couple of months after Kotb adopted her daughter, Haley, Radar Online reports that the two are no longer besties.
An insider tells the outlet that Gifford and Kotb are basically faking their friendship for the cameras, but when they aren’t filming the show, the two aren’t even speaking.
“[They] are all smiles when the camera is on, but off camera they don’t speak anymore. Things have gotten so bad that Hoda has moved dressing rooms so she isn’t even on the same floor as Kathie Lee anymore,” a source told Radar Online. The source went on to say that Kotb’s alleged decision to “move dressing rooms” caused even more of an issue for the two hosts.
“Hoda and Kathie Lee had dressing rooms next door to each other [on] the lower floor. Their doors were always open and they would run back and forth. It was like one big room that they shared away from all the other hosts. Now Hoda has moved into Tamron Hall’s old dressing room on the 1st floor. The same floor as Matt Lauer and Savannah. Kathie Lee is hurt,” the source claimed.
“Since the baby, Hoda has had almost no time to hang out with Kathie Lee. They no longer go to dinner or drinks or concerts or theater. Kathie Lee understands how hard it is being a new mom, but it’s almost like she’s been dumped. What really seems to have hurt her is Hoda kissing up to Megyn Kelly,” the source added.
Oh, and then the source added, “She will find a babysitter when she wants to hang out with Kelly but not for Kathie Lee. That’s gotta hurt!”
While this story may sound a bit farfetched, Radar Online’s source has done a pretty good job at making a point. The site claims that things have gotten tense since Kotb welcomed her daughter. Since the Today co-host is so busy taking care of Haley, she doesn’t have as much free time, which is probably true. However, would that mean that she and Gifford’s relationship is on the rocks?
Adding Megyn Kelly into the mix only makes sense. There have long been rumors about Kelly coming into The Today Show family and stirring things up. If a source claims that Kotb is “kissing up” to Kelly, some folks may begin to believe the rumors of a strained relationship between Kotb and Gifford.
Interestingly enough, this is not the first time that rumors about a feud between Gifford and Kotb have surfaced. Fans of the show likely do not believe the rumors for a minute, however, as Kotb and Gifford just seem way too chill to be having such serious issues behind-the-scenes. There have not been any reports of the two leaving Today (yet), which is another sign that the women are doing just fine and that these rumors are just more tabloid fodder to get people talking. Do you think the two would be able to fake a friendship for the cameras?
Are you a fan of Kathie Lee and Hoda on Today? Do you believe any of the rumors about a feud between the two women? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
You can watch Kathie Lee and Hoda weekdays at 10 a.m. Eastern as part of The Today Show.
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