Why Former ‘Today Show’ Co-Host Tamron Hall Decided To Keep Her Pregnancy a Secret

Tamron Hall, former co-host of NBC’s Today Show is getting ready to launch her new solo talk show. This year has been quite full for Hall – in addition to her new professional project, she tied the knot with music executive Steve Greener earlier this year, and gave birth to their first child, son Moses, in April at the age of 48.

Hall’s marriage and pregnancy came as a surprise to many, and has since commented on why she chose to keep her personal milestones a secret.

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Posting good news

In March, Hall posted a pic of herself with a growing baby bump, making a stunning announcement to her Instagram followers. “I’ve wanted to share this news for many months and now finally my doctor has said I am in a safe place, at 32 weeks, to share my joy with y’all. So, it’s clear a daytime talk show isn’t the only thing I’ve been trying to produce! There have been many tears, but today I embrace the smiles,” she wrote.

As if that weren’t enough of a surprise, Hall slipped in the fact that she was also married. “My husband Steven and I are beyond excited! We’re in constant prayer, so if you pray, add us to your list; if you meditate, send calmness our way; and if you believe in luck, we’ll happily take that too. More to share in a few weeks when the baby arrives! Next chapter! Blessed and Grateful,” she concluded.

Her reproductive path

According to People, Hall had tried fertility treatments in her 30s to no avail. She chose to give in-vitro fertilization another try in her late 40s, and received the results she was praying for with baby Moses.

The process the second time around was a bit dispiriting. “I knew that the clock was not on my side,” Hall told People. “When I tried in my 30s, I still felt like I had some time, and the fertility clinic felt like a bright room. In my 40s I saw all the gray: The faces looked gray, the walls were gray, nothing seemed shiny and optimistic.”

Despite feeling discouraged, Hall pressed on, motivated by the possibility of having a child. “Just like with my job search during that time, there were so many frustrations: I’m putting in the work, I’m taking care of my mind and my body and I’m being rejected,” she said. “I’m thinking, ‘Wait a minute. What have I done wrong here?’ Somehow, like Rocky, I kept getting up.”

Why she kept her secret

Being in her late 40s and knowing the risks of potentially not carrying to term, Hall chose to keep her pregnancy under wraps until she reached a point closer to her due date.

“I was high-risk, not just because of my age, but there were other medical factors too… My doctor said, ‘This is your body, your health. You share of your journey what you want to share,’” Hall told People.

Hall revealed that her fear of miscarrying kept her from sharing her pregnancy. “I was terrified I would lose this baby and I would have to go back and tell everyone that now it was bad news, and after this pregnancy had gone so far. I just wasn’t mentally prepared to deal with that. That’s why I waited. And trust me — if I could’ve gone the whole way to delivery, I would’ve.”

Now with her family and a new show about to premiere, Hall is living the life she never could have imagined. “My story is not one I could’ve ever expected,” she said. “Two and a half years ago when I walked out of that NBC building, I was in a fog, not knowing that so many of us lose things we think are important, and we have no idea that something better is right there.”

Tamron Hall premieres September 9!