Hoda Kotb and Bethenny Frankel slipped into their bikinis during a fun beach trip, showing evidence of as much in a snap posted to Instagram this week. The stunning photo showed the twosome as they enjoyed a day at the coast together in their swimwear. Additionally, Bethenny shared a very sweet message for the popular Today anchor shortly after she announced her engagement to boyfriend Joel Schiffman.
After Hoda revealed the exciting news — live on the NBC morning show — on November 26, Bethenny took to the social media site to share the love for her friend. The Real Housewives of New York City alum didn’t reveal when the snap was taken, though it appeared to be a throwback of the twosome.
In said image, the friends could be seen with big smiles on their faces as they prepared to do a little paddle boarding together.
Bethenny, 49, wowed as she proudly showed off her bikini body in a red two-piece. The mom to 9-year-old Brynn posed with her left hand on her hip as she flashed her fit and toned body for the camera in a halter neck two-piece.
Her fun bikini look featured a fire engine red top with a thin string that stretched all the way around her torso, which she paired with skimpy low-rise briefs that elongated her toned torso.
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Hoda, your beautiful free spirit, love of life, graciousness, and gratefulness is why I am so happy for you and the love in your heart, your home, and in your family. Congratulations on your next chapter!!! The best is yet to come. Xo, Bethenny ❤️???? . . . #GirlsRule #FemaleEmpowerment #APlaceOfYes #Congratulations
Bethenny also had a wide-brimmed sun hat on her head, with a string tied under her chin. She rocked a pair of oversized sunglasses as she let her dark hair flow downwards.
As for Hoda, the 55-year-old beauty stunned as she opted for a strapless bikini for her fun day with the reality star and businesswoman.
The anchor rocked a skimpy blue top with a twist design across the chest, a pair of matching blue bottoms with a similar design evident across her hips. The star appeared to be showing off her undeniable natural beauty with minimal makeup, and had her hair tied up and away from her face in a ponytail.
Both stunning ladies held on to a paddle as they flashed their megawatt smiles for the camera. While Bethenny had both feet on the board, Hoda put one foot on and kept the other on the sand.
The two ladies stood together, the sandy beach and some foliage being visible behind them.
In the caption, the RHONY star shared a very sweet message for her friend and told her that “the best is yet to come.” She also added a number of hashtags to the post, including “#FemaleEmpowerment.”
The comments section was overrun with praise for the gorgeous twosome.
“That’s a whole lot of gorgeousness ladies!” one fan commented on the post.
“I love this friendship,” another admirer remarked.
“Two gorgeous ladies. I am jelly,” a third comment read.
Bethenny often proudly shows off all her hard work on her body on social media, and regularly treats her fans to glimpses of herself in different bikinis and swimsuits during her many vacations.