Hoda Kotb And Jenna Bush Hager Regret Missing Exciting Opportunity


Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager were feeling a little down on TODAY this week. They opened up how they received a message to go to a surprise shoot. They weren’t told what the surprise was and didn’t really want to go out on a Monday evening without knowing what they were going to.

Turns out they should have gone! Jenna shared, “Last night, we were supposed to do a surprise shoot. I had to cancel it. I said to them, ‘Is this surprise really going to hold my expectations?’ Because I thought maybe we would just end up in Times Square.”

Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager missed out on going to a Harry Styles concert
Harry Styles at ‘Dunkirk’ World Premiere at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square. London, United Kingdom – Thursday July 13, 2017. Photoshot/Everett Collection

Hoda explained, “It was a Harry Styles concert. We were going to be there at Maddison Square Gardens. It’s such a bummer, I’m sorry.” Hoda was really upset because she is a big fan of Harry Styles and previously messed up when she talked to him last year.
Jenna Bush Hager attends the 2017 Matrix Awards presented by New York Women in Communications on April 24, 2017 at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York, New York, by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Photoshot Photoshot/Everett Collection

Hoda found out that guest co-host Willie Geist’s daughter Lucie was a big fan of Harry. She managed to get in touch with Harry and asked him to give a shoutout to Lucie. Unfortunately, Hoda gave Harry the wrong name!
LAW AND ORDER: SVU, Hoda Kotb in ‘Producer’s Backend’ (Season 16, Episode 3, aired October 8, 2014). ph: Barbara Nitke/© NBC/courtesy Everett Collection

Hoda admitted, “I was like, ‘Hey can you help me out, Harry? Can you just say I love you, Lily?’ He’s like, ‘Hello, Lily, I love you, Lily.’ So I texted Willie, and I waited an hour, two hours, three hours. I get nothing, and I was like, man, that’s so weird. Willie, he didn’t respond.” Then, she realized her name was Lucie, not Lily! Oops. It is the thought that counts, right?

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