On Wednesday’s episode of Today with Hoda and JennaKotb revealed that she recently learned something new about Bush Hager: that she “never wears underwear.”
“I was a little surprised because Jenna and I know each other a lot,” Kotb told the crowd on NBC’s daytime show, which is filmed again this week in front of a studio audience.
She went on to explain that she found out about Bush Hager’s love for commando right before the show, when the two had to change in the dressing area. “I just had a little shock with it,” Kotb said, recalling the moment she “noticed it.”
Bush Hager, for his part, defended his choice. “I think it makes a prettier silhouette!” she says. “I also think you don’t need to pack so much luggage. There are a lot of advantages to that!”
But she also seemed a little embarrassed. “You promised me you wouldn’t do that! There are a lot of people here!” the former first daughter told Kotb, later joking, “I’m sure my mom has never been so proud.”
Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager
Kotb went on to note some of the benefits of not wearing underwear, pointing to their show’s wardrobe supervisor who said “it makes life so much easier.”
The inconvenients ? “That’s a lot of washing clothes over and over again,” Kotb noted.
That doesn’t seem to bother Bush Hager. “[Hoda] I said, ‘Do you wash your clothes’ and I said, ‘Yes, I do.’ But it’s also not like I’m sharing your jeans with you. Although I steal Savannah [Guthrie]occasionally,” she explained, asking Kotb, “And I want to borrow your red suit. May I?”
“Yes, you can, anytime,” Kotb said.
“I’ll be wearing underwear,” Bush Hager joked.
Today with Hoda and Jenna resumed filming in front of a live audience on Monday, temporarily returning to Studio 6A in New York where they previously filmed the show.
“We miss it and we love it,” Kotb said, announcing their return earlier this month. “It’s so important to us, but there’s something about sitting among the people you love.”
Bush Hager added: “We all miss you, don’t you feel like everyone wants a connection. I feel like people are back in church, people are back together, people go to concerts and shows.”
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This week’s shows have already seen the hosts, who have been together since 2019, talk about everything from parenthood to relationships. And while viewers now know that Bush Hager may not like wearing underwear, Kotb revealed earlier this week that his 5-year-old daughter Haley is now.
“Haley will now wear underwear and not pull-ups, so [yesterday] was the last day“, Kotb said. “I started to get wistful feelings, I said, ‘Guess what? Tomorrow is a new chapter. Everything is going to be brand new. Here we are.’ “
Today with Hoda and Jenna airs weekdays (10 a.m. ET) on NBC.