Oh, baby! Hoda Kotb and her longtime boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, have been celebrating a ton of milestones the past year. A little over six months after the couple adopted their second daughter in April, the Today host and her handsome beau announced they are officially engaged!
The beloved TV personality, 55, announced the exciting news during the Monday, November 26, episode of the NBC morning show. “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. “I’ll give you her initials. Her initials are Hoda Kotb and she’s engaged.”
The news of the couple’s highly anticipated engagement comes not even a year after they welcomed daughter Hope Catherine into their family. Hoda shared the incredible news with her millions of fans after her cohost Savannah Guthrie randomly interrupted scheduled programming on 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 future hubby, 61, 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.”
We couldn’t be happier for Hoda and her beautiful family!
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