Hoda Kotb's secret is finally out!
The 50-year-old star has been dating a mystery man for nearly two years — but this morning on Today, Hoda revealed her boyfriend is 56-year-old NYC financier Joel Schiffman!
"Joel is out from the shadows," she joked to the show's guest-host Billy Bush, who is filling in for Kathie Lee Gifford while she's on vacation.
Hoda debuted this photo of Joel on 'Today' on Tuesday, Jan. 20. (Photo Credit: R/R)
After announcing her love's identity, Hoda admitted it felt good to publicly discuss her relationship with Joel — whom she previously only referred to as "Boots."
"You know I have to say it feels... I feel like some relief because you know when you feel like you're keeping a secret," she said. "I talked to him this morning and I was like, 'Who cares?' He said, 'Who cares?'"
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Last November, Hoda — who was married to University of New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga from 2005 - 2007 — spoke exclusively to 'Closer Weekly' about her boyfriend, though she chose to keep his name private at the time.
Hoda coyly shared this photo of her celebrating New Year's Eve with Joel, Al Roker and his wife, Deborah Roberts, on Jan. 1, 2015. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@hodakotb)
"I keep him under wraps… he makes me happy and it works," she said. "We're both every similar. We like to have fun, we like to exercise, we love music."
"We're both kind of easy — he even puts up with my messiness," she continued. "There's something about it that clicks."
Watch the video of Hoda exposing Joel's identity on 'Today' below!
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