Hoda Kotb just celebrated her 56th birthday on August 9, 2020. She received a rush of solemn wishes in person and on social media Today’s show Star received a special greeting from music icon Dolly Parton.
‘9 to 5’ star gives Hoda Kotb marriage advice
Appears on today In April, Parton Kotb shared some wise words about maintaining a happy marriage during quarantine.
“I’d say if you’re trapped in the house with him, you might want to be in separate rooms,” Parton jokingly told the NBC anchor today. “The reason it worked for me is because I stayed away. I can’t escape now. I’m stuck there now. I could find out who he is. We may not make it to the next anniversary. “
At that time, Parton was nearing her 54th wedding anniversary with husband Carl Dean. With Kotb engaged to longtime friend Joel Schiffman and in the middle of wedding plans, the Steel magnolias Star noticed the importance of humor in a marriage.
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“We’re both very crazy people and we have a completely different sense of humor, but we absolutely laugh all the time and we have so over the years,” Parton said of her relationship with Dean. “I think there is a lot to be said about being good friends, but a good sense of humor, like the kind of times I’ve joked about some of the things. … Laughter really is the best medicine, and so is relationships. ‘”
Dolly Parton enters the greeting e-card business
In May 2020, Parton announced its partnership with American Greetings. The collaboration places Parton at the center of the presentation of customized e-cards for birthday wishes.
“I teamed up with @amgreetings to create SmashUp e-cards for birthday time!” the country singer revealed on Instagram. “Share a personalized birthday card with loved ones.”
“Cards are still a great way to connect because they’re more personal,” Parton said in a July 2020 statement from American Greetings. “It touches your heart, and hopefully my cards always touch your heart.”
In addition, the greeting card company launched the Dolly Parton Greeting Card Collection exclusively at Walmart. The range includes 20 cards that exude the iconic singer’s trademark personality and warm spirit. No wonder the Parton partnership is a hit.
“As expected, the Dolly Parton SmashUp has been the top-selling e-card in both locations where it is offered since its launch in May,” said Rob Matousek, Executive Director / GM – Direct to Consumer Business at American Greetings, in the statement . “We expect a similar reaction to the amazing Dolly Parton greeting cards that are now available at Walmart.”
Hoda Kotb gets a Twitter surprise
Apparently, Kotb became a prime recipient of Parton’s new online birthday serenade. With backup singers and “Hoda” in neon lights, Parton sang a birthday song that goes with her classic “9 to 5”. The music symbol exclaimed that today Stern says, “That’s right, Hoda, this is for you.”
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Kotb’s reaction? She made no effort to hide her excitement. “Omg omg omg,” the NBC journalist tweeted back. Thanks to @DollyParton. “
While Kotb has certainly received an abundance of birthday wishes, it is certain that Parton’s song is one of her favorites.