Hoda Kotb broke her silence on Kelly Rowland’s storm on the ‘Today’ show

He is ready to forgive and forget.

“Today” show co-host Hoda Kotb is not upset with Kelly Rowland, who walked out of her co-hosting gig last week after not having enough dressing room.

“I just want to say this — I have so much love and admiration for Kelly Rowland. I adore her, and I want her to come back to our show, and I want her to host again,” Kotbe, 59, said during Tuesday’s episode. “Today with Hoda and Jenna.”

Jenna Bush Hager, who was taking the day off when the incident happened, replied that Rowland, 43, “is welcome anytime.”

She added: “It’s the best.”

“Of course she is, of course she is!” Kotb interjected. “He can share my dressing room, we’ll be in it together.”

“But anyway, I just want to say that we love her, we’ve loved her for so many years on this show.”

Bush Hager, 42, recalled that the two hosts begged the former Destiny’s Child member to “please host with us” a day after interviewing her for the first time.

Rowland’s sudden exit because she claimed the dressing rooms “were not the same” reportedly left Kotb scrambling to find someone to co-anchor with her.

“Kelly and her team were not happy,” a source close to the incident told Page Six. “They didn’t like the dressing room, so they decided to pull her from the show, leaving Hoda without a guest host for 10 hours in the morning.”

The actress and her team reportedly played “The Musical Dressing Room” before inquiring about the dressing room on a different floor. However, it was already owned by Jennifer Lopez.

According to the source, the show offered Roland several other options, including multiple talent dressing rooms and a large utility makeup and hair area.

“They didn’t want it. [The show] Basically offered as much as possible, but they weren’t happy with it, so they left and they left,” the insider said.

Despite the last-minute exit, singer-songwriter Rita Ora, who was already scheduled to appear on the show to promote the new season of “The Masked Singer,” managed to land the role.

“On another note, too, we just want to give a shout out to Rita Ora, who came in at the last second and did a really phenomenal job, so we have great women on the show,” Kotb said Tuesday.

Ora, 33, confirmed her appearance on the broadcast via Instagram, saying she had “only two minutes to prepare.”

“Well, this happened,” the “Ritual” singer captioned a slideshow of photos. “Ahhhh we had two minutes to prepare, thank you @hodaandjenna for asking me to co-host the show.”

“Everyone was so lovely and kind, I had so much fun doing it,” Ora added. “Love to everyone who tuned in, maybe we should do more.”

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