TODAY host Hoda Kotb has branded Frank Sinatra’s son “the worst guest ever.
Hoda made an appearance on Watch What Happens Live and during the Plead The Fifth segment, was asked by her former co-host Kathie Lee Gifford: “Who do you think was my least favorite guest of all time? And I bet it was yours too.”
In reply, Hoda immediately answered: “I know exactly who that is. It’s Frank Sinatra Jr.
“It was the worst guest we’ve ever had, bar none.
“He came for a book, he had a book he was promoting, and he didn’t want to talk about it, so he didn’t say anything.”
The late son of Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato was on the NBC show in 2015 to celebrate a new book Sinatra 100 which Frank Jr and his sisters chronicled their father’s legacy.
But he gave short answers, and deferred to co-author Charles Pignone.
Hoda and Kathie hosted the fourth hour of morning show Today for 11 years before Kathie stepped down in 2019.
The pair have remained close friends and when Kathie left the show she thankd God for bringing “Hoda into my life for all kinds of different reasons.”
“I was supposed to learn from her. She was supposed to learn from me. We were supposed to share life together,” Kathie added.
Hoda and Kathie became close friends after 11 years together on the show[/caption]
“I never dreamed that I could get another best type of friend at my age — with already so many people taking up the pie.
“And I realized that the heart is not a pie that can be divvied up into just so many slices. The heart expands.
“It just gets bigger and makes more room for people in it. She just fills such a huge part of my heart now. And always will.”
Hoda, 55, was due to get married in 2020 but confirmed in June that her wedding to fiance Joel Schiffman will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hoda recently revealed she had to postpone her wedding due to COVID[/caption]
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The “bummed”-out talk show host has been dating her New York financier beau since 2013 and engaged to him since November 2019.
Hoda shared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that they planned on having a “destination wedding” soon but now they’re “guessing that it will” have to be delayed because of COVID-19.