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Meghan Overdeep
November 21, 2017
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Today host Hoda Kotb is now a children’s book author!

This morning, Kotb was thrilled to announce her new book, I've Loved You Since Forever, inspired by her 9-month-old daughter Haley Joy.

“I feel like I put my heart in a book jacket and then just put it out there,” she said Wednesday after revealing the cover of her “passion project” on television.

Kotb, 53, became a mother for the first time when she adopted an infant Haley Joy in February. The Oklahoma-native explained that the illustrated book’s title is based on line she often scribbled in her journal when she was “waiting for Haley.”

“I just knew she was out there somewhere,” she recalled.

In celebration of the news, Kotb recited a line from the book: “Before birds flew over rainbows and monkeys swung on trees, there was you, and there was me.”

Excited about this passion project ! #ilysinceforever #myhaley

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It doesn’t get much sweeter than that, folks!

I've Loved You Since Forever will be available on March 6, but can be pre-ordered here.