The two women are not only great together on the small screen, but their friendship goes beyond their co-hosting chemistry. Fans of Today know already that Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie are BFFs in real life as well.
During an interview for Parade, Hoda and Savannah opened up about their friendship on and off camera.
Hoda started by saying that ‘There are certain things you cannot fake. Have you ever gone to lunch with somebody and the first few minutes you go, ‘Yes, yes, yes?’ You do not know why, you just know yes. That is part of it. You can’t make it up.’
Savannah seemed to agree and went on to say that ‘We trust each other completely and we have each other’s back. We want the very best for one another, and it shows.’
It is safe to say that people really want to see genuine friendship between the people hosting their favorite shows considering that the two ladies have significantly increased NBC’s morning show ratings.
Savannah and Hoda are also great fans of each other’s skills, and that may have contributed to their success together as well.
‘When you watch Savannah interview, it looks effortless. Her brain’s very quick, so when she is ready to run out of the gate, it is like watching a symphony. One of my favorite traits in somebody is a person who is awesome but does not all the way know it. I think that is a big part of Savannah,’ Hoda gushed about her co-star and friend.
But of course, personality is also very important, especially when it comes to hosting a talk show.
‘Hoda’s the most genuinely curious person I’ve ever met. She asks questions, and people spill their guts. That is why she gets such great interviews. They instinctively know Hoda’s good; she is earnest, she comes in peace, she is thoughtful, she is smart, she is sensitive. Who wouldn’t want to sit across from her and tell her something—even if it is a really hard thing?’ Savannah told the outlet.
Finally, even when work is over, the two women still enjoy interacting and spending more time together off camera.
‘All I want to do is send Hoda pictures of my kids, and all she wants to do is send me pictures of Haley, so it’s fair. It’s a total safe zone,’ Savannah dished about their day to day dynamics.