Savannah Guthrie Expecting Second Child

06/07/2016 at 08:55 AM ET

Surprise: Savannah Guthrie is pregnant — again!

The Today co-host dropped the baby bomb on Tuesday’s episode of the NBC show after gathering the crew for a friendly game of Fishbowl — in which the anchors answer “burning questions.” Naturally, Guthrie was forced to answer a seemingly silly question: “Are you pregnant?”

“Yeah! I am pregnant,” the 44-year-old declared as her fellow co-hosts clapped and cheered.

She announced that she and husband Michael Feldman are expecting another baby in December. The two are already parents to 22-month-old daughter Vale.

“It’s hard for words to contain all the excitement Mike and I have about expecting a new baby in December. When Vale was born, our happiness was complete,” Guthrie wrote in a statement on the Today show site.

Savannah Guthrie pregnant expecting second child

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“The thought of getting to add to our family now is beyond every hope, dream and prayer I have ever had. It is not simply double the joy — it is joy multiplied infinitely.”

Though Guthrie is excited about the news, it means she will be opting out of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this year, given the widespread impact of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The virus is known for being connected to severe birth defects, and its latest outbreak began in Brazil.

“I’m not going to be able to go to Rio. The doctors say that I shouldn’t, because of the CDC, because of the Zika virus,” Guthrie addressed her colleagues on the Today show. “You’re going to have to go to female beach volleyball without me, Matt. Try to carry on.”

But Guthrie will have plenty to keep her busy back home.

“You guys will have a great time, and I’ll hold down the fort,” she adds. “We’re going to be in the height of the campaign season, so I’ll be here.”

Guthrie played a clip of the moment she broke the baby news to Vale — and the toddler wasn’t too happy.

“Vale, do you want a new baby?” Guthrie asked the little girl, who appropriately was wearing an “I was Here First” t-shirt. Vale replied, “No!”

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Annie on

Congratulations, this is wonderful news! God bless you, Feldman family!!

gracie on

Vale’s reaction was typical for a 2 year old that seemed unhappy before the question was asked. At 2years, almost all questions gets “NO” for an answer! Love the T-shirt.Congrats to all the Feldmans…such happy news!

Guest on

I think Vale was upset about something else, when asked the question. Possibly about having the camera pointed at her?!? She will come around! Wishing happiness to the Guthrie/feldman family!!

joan on

Wishing health and joy for her family – so cute!

Mrs. B on

She’s not exactly my favorite host on the Today show, but baby news is exciting! I agree about Vale. She already seemed irritable before the question was asked about the new baby. It was probably nap time.

st on

I thought so! She was definitely beginning to show a baby belly! Congrats. Poor Vale didn’t want to be filmed!

Jane on

Not really dropping a bomb for those that have eyes….She has looked pregnant for weeks. You’d have to be an idiot not to have noticed.

Alissa on

So happy for her. Congratulations.

Tee on

Oh, this news excites me! Savannah and her husband seemed seriously thrilled when they were expecting little Vale! Glad to see their family grow!

Joy on

Good for Savannah!

Lynn on

Congrats to the family! I had my son at age 41 and all went wonderful. Easy labour and delivery… best wishes♡

Guark on

I thought she looked pregnant the other week. It was obvious. Congrats to you.

Bumpkin on

Congrats! I don’t blame her for not going to the Olympics. I do have to say this woman bothers me a little. Not as much as Natalie though.

Edyie on

Good maybe she’ll stay home can’t really enjoy watching the today show with her and Natalie!

gymluv on

I remember her being pregnant during the last Olympics too. Maybe her kids will be future Olympians!

Laura on

Congratulations to the family on their pending bundle of joy.

Fredericka Phoenix on


The David Bowers (@TheDavidBowers) on

I congratulate her on what must, in some ways be a heartbreaking decision. Putting the safety of her child ahead of the monetary and career benefits of going to Rio for the Olympics shows intelligence and responsibility. As much of a catastrophe as it would be, I think the IOC should have cancelled these games … too many risks including the chance of a world health calamity. Good for you, Savannah

Charlws Volcher on

You mean liberals like Savannah still having sex and getting KNOCKED UP HOPE HER BABY HAS DOWN SYNDROME

Charles Volcher on

You mean Liberals like Savannah still having sex and getting KNOCKED UP HOPE HER BABY HAS DOWN SYNDROME

Janet on

Congrats to Savannah and Mike. This is surely an exciting time for them and I wish them well. Not sure why people are using this format to write nasty things. If you can’t say something nice……don’t say anything at all, is my advice. Some people are just cruel.

Toni H Steward on

Hope she has a healthy baby. But everyone should remember she was well into her first pregnancy before getting married. That just goes to show people with money and in the public eye are just like everyone else. She us not one I care to watch on the Today Show seems very opinionated on certain issues.