Oh, baby! It’s an exciting time for Hoda Kotb and her longtime boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, who just announced they have adopted a second baby girl, Hope Catherine! The Today host, 54, shared the incredible news with her millions of fans after her cohost Savannah Guthrie randomly interrupted scheduled programming on Tuesday, April 16.
“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!”
Hoda and her longtime beau adopted their first child together, 2-year-old Haley Joy Kotb, in 2017. Since then, Hoda and Joel have opened up about the chance of adding a second child to their brood. “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 a recent interview. “So it would be nice to be able to share it with somebody.”
Since Hoda kept her relationship with Joel, 61, on the down-low for the first couple of years, there isn’t much about him that we know. Scroll down below to take a look at 5 fun facts about Hoda’s handsome beau, Joel!
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