Today’s Savannah Guthrie shows support for former co-star’s family update amid devastating week at work

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Savannah Guthrie is incredibly loyal and is great friends with many of her Today past and present co-stars.

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And over the weekend, the mum-of-two was one of the first to react to The speech update from star Natalie Morales’ family on social media.

Natalie – who left Today to join the CBS daytime talk show last year – was celebrating her son Josh’s graduation day.

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The journalist was pictured with her husband Joe Rhodes and their sons Josh and Luke.

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“So proud of you @josh_rhodes245! You deserve the best in life…now go!” she wrote next to the photo. Al Roker also liked the post, while many fans commented to congratulate Josh on his achievement.

Savannah will no doubt have appreciated the happy news after a heartbreaking week at work. The TV star had traveled to Uvalde, Texas to report on the neighborhood where 19 children and two teachers were murdered in a mass shooting that shocked the world.

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Natalie Morales had some exciting family news to share

Savannah and Natalie hosted Today for many years together and the mum-of-two was visibly emotional when her friend announced her departure from the program in 2021.

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Natalie loved working on Today, where she spent 22 years on the popular daytime show.

While she was sad to leave and remains close to her former co-stars, she was more than ready to try something new when CBS offered her the role.

Speaking to People about the decision, she explained: “I knew The Talk could really showcase my personality, but also I knew I would have great chemistry with the other co-hosts, which I was on Today, of course, but living here in LA – that’s the big game in town.

Savannah and Natalie with Hoda Kotb on the red carpet

“I had been on this show before as a guest, and every time I came, I absolutely loved the experience of being here. I loved the audience interaction and involvement with the hosts It’s funny because from the minute I walked here it felt like I was at home,” she added.

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The TV star admitted she didn’t believe she would switch roles, but she’s glad she got to work on both shows.

Natalie hosted Today for over a decade before leaving in 2021

“I never believed this would really happen. Part of me was always like, I’m happy to be on the Today show forever. Anything they want me to do, I’ll do it,” a- she declared.

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“But I also knew I needed a change. I had been there a long time and being here in LA, I couldn’t get to do as many things as I wanted to do.”

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