The 1 Thing Savannah Guthrie Admits She’s ‘Never Once’ Felt Good About
Savannah Guthrie, the Today show’s sunny, cheery host always seems to have it all together, and bright and early in the morning to boot. She brings the nation the news of the day and has more than proven her interviewing chops with newsmakers of every kind from politicians to celebrities.
Recently, however, the 47-year-old opened up about something that has consistently left her feeling less than great. Find out what one of the anchor’s biggest challenges is and why she’s talking about it.
‘What I wish someone had told me’
Guthrie was the commencement speaker this past May at George Washington University. She shared with graduating students her thoughts for their futures.
“I try to think about what I wish someone had told me when I was their age or at that moment in my life, and my big message is not to worry so much; that they have goals, and they should have goals, but really, the journey is the whole purpose.”
“If anything, my experience will show that you can get off your path, you can have a course that doesn’t look like it was planned at all — and you can still end up right where you wanted to go and right where you wanted to be,” she said. “Getting there is half the interesting part anyway.”
She had her 1st child at age 42
Guthrie and her husband, Michael Feldman, welcomed their first child, Vale, in 2014. They chose to conceive their second child, son Charley, through in-vitro fertilization in 2016.
“I knew it was the winning lottery ticket to have one child—I was 42 when I had her,” the anchor told Health earlier this year. “So I never dreamed that I would have two. But with Charley, I did do IVF. So I would say Vale was a miracle, and Charley was a medical miracle…I knew I would love for Vale to have a sibling—especially because we are older, it was important to me for her to have a sibling, somebody to do life with.”
Guthrie has ‘never once’ felt good about her body
Surprisingly, the television personality shared recently that she’s never, not once she claims, felt good about her body. It was a characteristically honest statement from Guthrie.
“(Self-acceptance) is a lifelong struggle for me. I’ve never once felt good about how I looked on the outside,” Guthrie told Health.
“I think all of us women spend so much time not feeling like we measure up. And what a waste of energy. I’m not there yet, but that’s my goal. A lot of us have that mental dialogue where we look in the mirror and we’re like, “Ugh.” And that’s just not healthy. “
“I really think about it with my daughter, because I just don’t want to pass that on to her. It holds us back from joy. We should be happy and proud of our bodies, and proud to be 47 years old and still kickin’!”