Jamie Lee Curtis sends gifts to Hoda Kotb’s daughters

Jamie Lee Curtis sent Hoda Kotb’s daughters gifts following the hospitalization of Kotb’s 3-year-old.

Ahead of her Oscar win on Sunday night, the “Everything Everywhere All at Once” actress sent the “Today” show host “beautiful” gifts for her two girls.

“I opened a package and inside I saw two teddy bears and a [gift] you had given to my girls,” Kotb revealed Tuesday morning on “Today,” adding that Curtis also included a “beautiful” item from her “My Hand in Yours” charity, which raises money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Continuing to thank Curtis, Kotb said, “I thought to myself, ‘In the middle of her shining moment in her life, she is sending something to me and my kids.’ And I can’t tell you how touching and how beautiful I thought that was.”

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Jamie Lee Curtis sent Hoda Kotb a “beautiful” gift following her 3-year-old daughter’s hospitalization.
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Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie on set
Kotb thanked the actress during her appearance on the “Today” show Tuesday morning following Curtis’ first-ever Oscar win.
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Kotb — who shares daughters Haley Joy, 6, and Hope, 3, with ex-fiancé Joel Schiffman — added that a thoughtful note was included along with the gifts that read, “I know it was scary. This is for your girls.”


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Curtis also has two daughters, Annie, 36, and Ruby, 27, with husband Christopher Guest and responded to Kotb’s gratitude by saying she “gets it.”

“It’s the hardest thing in the world. There’s nothing scarier in the world than a sick kid,” she added, mentioning her charity and the work that they do for sick children and families in need.

Jamie Lee Curtis accepts the Best Supporting Actress for "Everything Everywhere All at Once" onstage
The “Halloween” actress sent Kotb’s girls two teddy bears and a gift from her “My Hand in Yours” charity.
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“I was simply showing up for [Kotb’s family] in the way I could,” Curtis, 64, said.

Kotb, 58, sparked fan concern when she was absent from “Today” for two weeks last month.

She returned on March 6, revealing that her daughter Hope had been hospitalized for an unknown illness.

Hoda Kotb and her daughters at Rockefeller Center
Kotb’s youngest daughter Hope was hospitalized last month for an unknown illness.
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“My youngest [daughter], Hope, was in the ICU for a few days and in the hospital for more than a week,” she said. “I’m so grateful she’s home. We are watching her closely. I am just so happy.”

Co-host Savannah Guthrie gushed over her colleague’s strength during the scary time, saying that Hope is “much better” and that Kotb is ready “to get back to life” following the incident.

“I was just thinking: She’s brave and she’s courageous and she’s strong, and she was that when Hope was sick, and she’s that in wanting to come back to work, and with Hope going back to school,” Guthrie, 51, shared Friday.

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