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Mika Helps Joe Celebrate His Birthday In The Most Uncomfortable Way Possible

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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The purported TV couple are at it again — hamming it up and flirting for the cameras.

On Monday, MSNBC’s popular “Morning Joe” program gave Mika Brzezinski the leeway to celebrate Joe Scarborough‘s birthday, which was Sunday. He is 54.

Earlier in the morning, Brzezinski gifted Scarborough with fresh eggs. In January, she announced on Twitter that she had purchased hens for daughter. She bragged that they lay blue eggs.

But the best part didn’t come until the end of the show when Mika cued the dance music (Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Let’s Groove”) and welcomed a dancing bear onto the set. The bear tickled Joe while she doused him in confetti.

“Don’t touch me, don’t touch me,” he said, while the animal ruffled up his hair. “I don’t know who you are, but I have a feeling I pay your paycheck.”

Joe looked incredibly uncomfortable with any mention of his birthday, which just made his TV work wife, Mika, more cutesy and determined than ever to embarrass him.

After the bear left, she called it back, who then began coochy-cooing him in vicinity of his ribs.

At one point, Mika raised the issue of his birthday and demanded to know how he spent it. “With the fam?” she asked.

Even one of the show’s guests — president of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass — laughed uneasily.

“Blah, blah, blah,” the TV work husband replied.

With both of their divorces now finalized, the duo has been romantically linked in the tabloids.

The pair has not officially come out of the relationship closet.