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“Hoda is an awesome sounding board. She’s like a big sister saying, ‘You can do it, get in there, you know what to do,'" Guthrie says of her TODAY show co-host.

Perri Ormont Blumberg
August 24, 2018

If you're a fan of the TODAY show, you know the easy rapport co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb have with each other on-air. But you may not know that the two NBC stars are close pals without the cameras rolling.

Commenting on how the two first bonded when sharing a small office at NBC more than ten years ago, Guthrie tells Parade in a recent interview the duo had with the publication. “That’s when we discovered that we’re both messy and we both love powdered Coffee-mate in our coffee." She adds, “I also noticed Hoda’s purse is basically like mine: It’s like carrying a trash bag around everywhere. It was splayed open, and lying there was a bottle of Coffee-mate, and I was like, I understand this woman.”

The pair's similarities don't stop there. “We’re interested in spirituality and people’s journeys,” Guthrie notes in the interview. They're also both mamas to youngsters, Guthrie to daughter Vale,4, and son Charley, 1, and Kotb to Haley Joy, who turned 1 on Valentine's Day this year.

WATCH: How a Brief Conversation With God Changed Hoda Kotb’s Perspective on Motherhood

Here's to raising our mug of of Coffee-Mate-infused java to you, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb for many marvelous mornings to come.