Savannah Guthrie reveals 'magical' reason she's been absent from Today

Savannah Guthrie made her return to Today on Friday after several days off work - and now we know why.

Earlier in the week, Hoda Kotb revealed her co-host was taking time away to be with her family and it turns out it was for a magical reason.

Now that she's back, Savannah shared photos of her family - including daughter, Vale, eight, and son, Charles, six, and her husband, Michael Feldman - at Disneyland.

The family appeared to be having the best time in photos she shared on Instagram. Savannah, Michael and their children got into the spirit of things with matching Mickey Mouse ears and accessories as they took in the sights of the Magic Kingdom.

The TV host captioned the photos: "The magic is real," as fans rushed to comment. "Too adorable," wrote one, while another added: "Hope you had fun."

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Others aired their concern that she'd cut her trip short to report on Donald Trump's indictment. "Only you have the expertise to interview Donald Trump's lawyer but they owe you a comp day," quipped one fan, as a second wrote: "I saw her back this morning. Maybe she flew back early?"

Savannah's return to the show on Friday was welcomed, but Hoda unfortunately called in sick. Today has faced several host shake-ups recently with both Hoda and Savannah spending time away from the studio at different points over the past few months.

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Back in February, Hoda took some time off to care for her youngest daughter, Hope Catherine, who had been in the ICU. The mom-of-two, who was away from her role for almost two weeks, returned to Today in early March, explaining that her daughter had been unwell but is now thankfully on the mend.

Savannah Guthrie smiles on the set of Today with her co-host Hoda Kotb
Savannah Guthrie smiles on the set of Today with her co-host Hoda Kotb

Meanwhile, Savannah has also had to temporarily step away from the hosting desk recently, with replacements Craig Melvin and Sheinelle Jones assuring viewers earlier this month that she was simply "on assignment".

It was later revealed that the 51-year-old had been busy interviewing Virginia teacher Abigail Zwerner, who was shot by one of her six-year-old students in January.

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