Hoda Kotb and her longtime love, Joel Schiffman, have a lot to be thankful for. Not only are the Today star show and the handsome financier the loving parents of their two kids, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine, but they are also engaged!
The beloved TV personality shared the exciting news of their future nuptials during an episode of the NBC morning show in November 2019. “I have to tell you something that a friend of mine, a friend of ours, asked me to let you guys in on a secret,” she gushed at the time. “I’ll give you her initials. Her initials are Hoda Kotb and she’s engaged.”
The news of the couple’s highly anticipated engagement came a little over six months after they welcomed their youngest daughter, Hope Catherine. Hoda revealed the incredible announcement with her millions of fans after cohost Savannah Guthrie suddenly interrupted scheduled programming in April 2019.
“I think I have a good POPstart story to share with you guys. It’s an exclusive,” Savannah said on-air. “I think you’re going to want to hear this. There’s someone on the phone right now and I think she’s there. Hoda, are you there?”
After a few seconds of back and forth between the two ladies, Savannah asked Hoda if she has “something to tell us,” to which said replied, “Yes I do. It’s a girl!”
“We like the idea of Haley [having] a sibling because she has had such interesting circumstances to grow up,” she dished to Entertainment Tonight in March 2019. “So it would be nice to be able to share it with somebody.”
Now that Hoda and Joel are a family of four, they couldn’t be happier.
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