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Hoda Kotb invites Kelly Rowland back to the “Today” show and offers to share her dressing room

Hoda Kotb invites Kelly Rowland back to the “Today” show and offers to share her dressing room

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Kelly Rowland and Hoda Kotb


Hoda Kotb hopes to see singer Kelly Rowland Return to “Today with Hoda and Jenna” almost.

The Mea Culpa star left the NBC studio last week before his scheduled appearance to replace Kotb as host of Hoda & Jenna, while Jenna Bush Hager had the day off, but Kotb He said During Tuesday's episode of the show, she said she only has “love” for Roland.

“I have great love and admiration for Kelly Rowland,” Kotb said. “I adore her and I want her back on our show.”

Rowland, who appeared on the “Today” show as a guest earlier in the hour, It said She ended up leaving the studio before her co-hosting gig after expressing her dissatisfaction with the dressing room she was given.

Without directly confirming those reports, Kotb said Tuesday that when Rowland returns to their show, she could share her dressing room.

“We'll be in this together,” Kotb said, laughing. “I just want to say we love her. We've loved her on this show for many years.

CNN has reached out to Rowland's representative for comment.

Singer Rita Ora replaced Rowland as Kotb's co-host, who “came in at the last second and did a really great job,” Kotb said Tuesday.

“We have great women on this show,” she added, and Hagar nodded in agreement.

In a comedic turn of events, Rowland appeared on Monday's episode of The Sherri Shepherd Show and appeared to be well taken care of — at least according to an Instagram comment Shepherd left on her show's official page.

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“Oh we gave her a great room!” shepherd books In the comments, in response to a user who commented on his assumption that Rowland's dressing room was “acceptable”.

It remains to be seen if Roland will return to “Hoda & Jenna.”

Meanwhile, both Kotb and Hager jokingly agreed during Tuesday's show that Hager is not allowed to take a day off again until 2026.