'Today' Co-Host Hoda Kotb Gets Candid About More Babies: 'Maybe the Answer Is Yes'

Hoda Kotb became a mom for the second time in Aprils 2019 when she adopted daughter Hope Catherine, who joined big sister Haley Joy, 2. During a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kotb opened up about the possibility of welcoming more children, indicating that there's a fairly good chance it could eventually happen.

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"I don't know," she said. "I'm not 100 sure. I'm like a sign person, I always look for signs, and I feel like there are some signs out there that are pointing to... I'll tell you, I was scribbling in my journal and I was asking myself that question and I wrote in there, I'm wondering if we should and I wrote, 'Do we have enough love?' I wrote 'Yes.' I said, 'Do we have enough time?' I wrote 'Yes.' And I said, 'Would our family be more enhanced?' I wrote 'Yes.' So I was thinking, maybe the answer is yes."

Kotb's Today show co-hosts played the clip back to her on Wednesday morning's episode and noted that she sounds pretty certain how she'll eventually be a mom of three.

"I think we're thinking about it," she said. "But I have to tell you, I keep seeing stories of kids who don't have what they need. It keeps popping up, so I don't know. Every time I turn around there's a story and I'm like, 'Is this another sign?'"

When Carson Daly asked where she was in her decision "on a scale of 1 to 10," Kotb responded, "We're pretty up there."

Kotb parents her girls with fiancé Joel Schiffman, and the couple announced their engagement in November.

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"I can't believe how different I feel since that moment," she admitted to DeGeneres in the interview. "I thought we were in love and love is love, so what? But I did feel different the minute he proposed."

"And when you get married you'll feel different again," DeGeneres told her. "It's really the most amazing thing — people think it doesn't change, especially when you've been with someone for a while, but being married is such a beautiful thing that we get to do and it's great, I'm really happy for you."

Kotb added that she and Schiffman will likely marry in the fall.

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"I think it's gonna be super simple, no big deal, we'll bring some friends, we'll probably be on a beach somewhere," she said.

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