Savannah Guthrie’s decision to quit social media for personal reasons today shocked fans

Savannah Guthrie is an Instagram fan and often shares updates about her work and personal life with her fans — but not for long!

The Today star surprised her followers on social media this week by announcing her decision to leave Instagram. Luckily, Savannah is only doing this temporarily during Lent, which begins on February 22nd.

The star has also already started the challenge after thinking Lent was this week. A message on behalf of Savannah read: “UPDATE: Savannah just found out Lent begins next week but Instagram Fast day begins!

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“I’m quitting Instagram for Lent. I am not Catholic and have never given up anything for Lent before. I do it to challenge myself: to be more thoughtful, not just reflexively scroll Instagram, and instead use this time for something more productive and life-giving for myself and others.

“I’m telling you this so I can be accountable!! And maybe you want to join me? See you back here after Easter! (Any work-related posts you see are posted by my assistant!!!)”

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Fans were quick to take note of the mother-of-two’s decision, with one writing, “I’m so impressed,” while another wrote, “Good luck we’ll miss you!” A third simply replied, “Booo!”

Savannah has taken a break from Instagram

Just before she quit Instagram for the next few weeks, Savannah shared a lovely final photo of her two young children, Vale, eight, and Charles, six. The picture showed the couple eating ice cream outside, alongside the caption: “My cuties.”

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Savannah often brings her children to the show – most recently her daughter Vale joined her mother and co-star Hoda Kotb for their special five-year anniversary segment.

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The show saw the hosts and Vale visit the New York Stock Exchange in January, and the eight-year-old stole the show as she explained the process of stocks and shares.

Savannah has also been incredibly open about her path to parenthood in the past, after undergoing IVF to welcome her youngest, who she describes as her “medical miracle.”

Savannah had her children later in life and has called her son her “miracle.”

“Because we’re older, it was important to me for her [Vale] Having siblings, someone to get through life with,” she told Health magazine. “My husband and I were like, ‘Okay, let’s try,’ you know? But in the end it took more than one try. It took a few,” she said.

“But we were lucky. I always say Charley was the last egg, so to speak. He really was. And we are so blessed.”

Savannah and her family live in a beautiful New York City apartment located in Lower Manhattan. She also has a home in upstate New York where she spends the majority of her weekends and vacations away from the city.

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