Today hosts Hoda Kotb & Jenna Bush Hager break down in tears on live TV as they admit crying will 'be a real problem'

TODAY co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager cried on live TV as they spoke candidly about motherhood.

Jenna even admitted their crying will likely "be a real problem."

Yesterday, Hoda explained to her co-host, Jenna Bush Hager, on Today: "People always, first question (is) 'Do you have kids?' That's the first question, and I always say 'Oh my nieces, I love them so much,' I always talk about my nieces.

"And literally I dead stopped when that woman asked me, 'Do you have kids?' And I looked at her and I go, 'Yeah, I do.' Like I couldn't believe I was saying it, I was like 'Yes, I have a daughter, yes.'

"And just to say the words out loud, we're talking about like saying something out loud, it was so moving."

Hoda and her fiancé Joel Schiffman adopted their daughter, Haley Joy, three, in 2017, and they adopted their younger daughter, Hope, one, in 2019.

Following Hoda's emotional revelation, Jenna shared she knows being asked about kids is also difficult for her twin sister, Barbara, who does not yet have any.

Jenna noted: "I felt like her pain because she wants them, I'm sure. I'm sure what was a question that can hurt, all of a sudden… You were like, so thrilled to say out loud."

She then joked: "Sitting close to you makes me cry harder. This is going to be a real problem."

Jenna and her husband, Henry, have three children, Mila, eight, Poppy, five, and Hal, who will be two in August.

In October, Hoda revealed she and Joel are planning to adopt a third child.

She told Entertainment Tonight: "Joel and I have had this conversation because — you feel like you get a limited amount of time on Earth and your heart expands, and sometimes you don't realize your heart's ability to expand until you've filled (it), and sometimes you think you're at the top, and then you realize that there's more room.

"And we wondered, would our family be better with another child? Do we have enough love? Do we have enough time? Will we be a better family? And the answer to all those questions seems to be yes.

"But you can't control how life works. All we can do is put it into the universe and fill out papers and then wait and if it happens wow, you know, that was meant to be.

Hoda and Joel were also planning on getting married last year but had to postpone due to the pandemic.

The couple has been together since 2013 and became engaged in November 2019.

She shared of the difficult situation: "[It] would mean people are getting on planes so we were kind of holding out to see what could happen. But the destination that we were going to is turning into one of the hot spots so it looks like we may have to postpone. We’re kind of bummed about that because the place we were going was like our favorite place on Earth. We love it there.”

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