'Today' Show Star Savannah Guthrie Says She's "Lucky" to Be a Mom in Her 40s

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From Good Housekeeping

  • Savannah Guthrie and her husband, Michael Feldman, spoke with PeopleTV about starting a family in their 40s.

  • The Today co-anchor and the consulting firm manager have a 5-year-old daughter, Vale, and a 3-year-old son, Charley.

Savannah Guthrie wouldn’t trade being a mom for the world.

In an interview with PeopleTV for the magazine's Beautiful Issue, the Today show co-anchor and her husband, Michael Feldman, opened up about starting a family in their 40s. The two met at Michael's 40th birthday party in 2009 and tied the knot in March 2014. At their wedding, Savannah was pregnant with now 5-year-old daughter, Vale — and their 3-year-old son, Charley, followed two years later.

“I think I always wanted to be a mom, so when we found out we were pregnant and going to get to have a baby, I don’t think there were two happier people on this planet,” the 48-year-old told the outlet. “I love being a mom in my 40s. I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I think there’s a lot to be said for being a mom a little later in life.”

She continued: “Whatever the downside is, maybe you’re more tired or your back hurts when you lift those big, heavy babies, I think it’s more than outweighed by just the wonderful time of life it is and how grateful and blessed I feel. When you wait a long time to have kids, you really, really appreciate it because you know how lucky you are.”

For Michael, who manages a communications and consulting firm, it simply felt right becoming a parent alongside Savannah.

“It was always something I aspired to but never felt like I was ready for,” he said. “Then when we finally decided to do this together, it felt like it was the right time. And everything happens in its time.”

As for what makes their family beautiful, the mom of two said, "I think gratitude ... because we feel so lucky to have each other."

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