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Hoda Kotb's Daughter Is 'Mesmerized' by Maria Shriver, the 'Baby Whisperer'

by Jackie Willis 7:33 AM PDT, March 31, 2017
Photo: Instagram

Hoda Kotb's newborn daughter, Haley Joy, was quite taken with Maria Shriver.

The 61-year-old journalist visited Kotb and her baby on Thursday, and was quickly deemed the "baby whisperer."

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"Maria Shriver came by and Haley Joy was MESMERIZED! Love you," Kotb captioned a selfie of Shriver feeding Haley a bottle.

The baby whisperer -- a.k.a @mariashriver came by and Haley joy was MESMERIZED! Love you xo @todayshow

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MESMERIZED!!! @mariashriver @todayshow

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Clearly impressed with Shriver's connection with her daughter, the Today show co-anchor posted another pic, writing: "MESMERIZED!!!"

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Shriver was also thrilled to meet Haley, and shared the same selfie on her Instagram. "The absolute best way to spend your time," she wrote. "So proud of you @hodakotb and soooo happy for you!"

Last weekend, Kotb's Today show pal Kathie Lee Gifford visited Haley, and the new mom was beyond excited. "My girl met my girl and my face exploded!" Kotb shared on Instagram.

Check out the cute pic:

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