Hoda Kotb FINALLY addresses Kelly Rowland walking off Today set as she invites ... trends now

Hoda Kotb FINALLY addresses Kelly Rowland walking off Today set as she invites ... trends now
Hoda Kotb FINALLY addresses Kelly Rowland walking off Today set as she invites ... trends now

Hoda Kotb FINALLY addresses Kelly Rowland walking off Today set as she invites ... trends now

Hoda Kotb broke her silence amid reports Kelly Rowland walked off her co-hosting gig on Today over dressing room issues.

The 59-year-old host extended another invitation to the Destiny's Child singer, 43, during Tuesday's episode of Today with Hoda & Jenna, stating that she is always welcome back on set. 

'I just wanna say this, I have great love and admiration for Kelly Rowland. I adore her. And I want her to come back on our show, and I want her to host again,' she explained. 

'She can share my dressing room — we’ll be in it together!' the TV presenter quipped. 

Hoda's longtime co-host Jenna Bush Hager, who had scheduled a day off last Thursday when Kelly was expected to step in, concurred, saying the star is 'welcome anytime' because 'she’s the best.'

Hoda Kotb broke her silence amid reports Kelly Rowland walked off her co-hosting gig on Today over dressing room issues

Hoda Kotb broke her silence amid reports Kelly Rowland walked off her co-hosting gig on Today over dressing room issues 

The 59-year-old host extended another invitation to the Destiny's Child singer, 43, during Tuesday's episode of Today with Hoda & Jenna, stating that she is always welcome back on set; Kelly arriving to Today on Thursday

The 59-year-old host extended another invitation to the Destiny's Child singer, 43, during Tuesday's episode of Today with Hoda & Jenna, stating that she is always welcome back on set; Kelly arriving to Today on Thursday

Hoda added, 'I just want to say we love her and we’ve loved her on this show for many, many years.'

Jenna then recalled Kelly's debut on the Today show, exclaiming, 'Remember the first time she was a guest and we both said, "Can she please host?"'

It was reported on Friday that Kelly was unhappy with the dressing room that was being offered so she opted to depart the set last minute. Rita Ora stepped up to fill in. 

'On another note too, we just want to give a shoutout to Rita Ora, who kind of came in at the last second and really did a phenomenal job,' concluded Hoda on Tuesday's episode. 

The reaction comes after Bethenny Frankel, who previously co-hosted Today, dragged Kelly while addressing the drama in a since-deleted TikTok video she shared on Friday.

While she admitted the makeup area was tiny and the food service left something to be desired, the Skinny Girl mogul, 53, insisted it was a time to be 'gracious'. 

'It's an institution of entertainment,' Bethenny said of the iconic morning show. 'And it’s an honor to be there and to sit down with Hoda [Kotb]'. 

'That was not the moment for diva expectations,' she added. 

'I just wanna say this, I have great love and admiration for Kelly Rowland. I adore her. And I want her to come back on our show, and I want her to host again,' she explained

'I just wanna say this, I have great love and admiration for Kelly Rowland. I adore her. And I want her to come back on our show, and I want her to host again,' she explained

Hoda's longtime co-host Jenna Bush Hager, who had scheduled a day off last Thursday when Kelly was expected to step in, concurred, saying the star is 'welcome anytime' because 'she¿s the best'

Hoda's longtime co-host Jenna Bush Hager, who had scheduled a day off last Thursday when Kelly was expected to step in, concurred, saying the star is 'welcome anytime' because 'she’s the best' 

Kelly reportedly walked out on the guest hosting job, expressing dissatisfaction with Today's dressing rooms

'She can share my dressing room ¿ we¿ll be in it together!' the star quipped

'She can share my dressing room — we’ll be in it together!' the star quipped, after reports Kelly walked out on the guest hosting job, expressing dissatisfaction with Today's dressing rooms

Back in July 2023, Bethenny sat across from Hoda on the Today set as a sub for mainstay Jenna Bush Hager.

Bethenny's harsh words come after Rita revealed she was asked to step in as a last-minute guest host on Thursday's Today.

The British pop star, 33, took to her Instagram on Friday to share a fun photo carousel of her time on the morning show and admitted that it all came together in the eleventh hour.

'Well, this happened! We had two minutes to prepare,' she captioned the snaps.

'Ahhh, thank you @hodaandjenna for asking me to co-host the show... Everyone was so lovely and kind, I had SO much fun doing it!! Love to everyone that tuned in, maybe we should do more??!!!'

Rita's post comes hours after it was claimed

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