The 55-year-old recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss what every day is like for her — one that begins by waking up at three in the morning! “The schedule is insane,” the TV personality expressed to the funny host, 62. “I feel the most sorry for [my fiancé Joel Sciffman] because at 5:00 [pm] I’m like, ‘it’s dinner time, babe’ and the kids go ‘night night.'”
“I’m in bed by 7:30 [am] on a regular day,” Hoda continued. “You end up gravitating towards people who are weird like you.” The I Really Needed This Today author also revealed that she hears from some of her coworkers — Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie — nice and early.
“My phone rings at 3:30 [am], it’s either Roker, Savannah, somebody at work … it’s totally normal,” the journalist explained. However, through it all she always has her love, 61, by her side.
“Sometimes Joel will get up early to have a quick cup of coffee before I leave,” Hoda said. Sweet! Even though the TV star is clearly quite busy these days, she always has time for her two kids — daughters Haley Joy and Hope Catherine — whom she shares with Joel.
“I feel like my life finally makes sense,” the happy mom gushed to Ellen during the same interview. “I think I thought it did but now when I get home from work — and it’s usually in the afternoon — Haley, my older one, jumps five feet and nine inches into my arms. Like, I get that when I go home … and Hope smiles at me.”
“I said to Joel, ‘I’ve worked my whole life and my work has always ridden sidecar forever and then, all of a sudden, I have clarity. It’s weird,” Hoda continued. Although, perhaps there’s a chance her family will be extended soon.
“I don’t know. I’m not a hundred [percent] sure,” Hoda explained on the daytime talk show, adding that she “looks for signs.”
“I was thinking maybe the answer is yes. And plus when you’re parents later in life — like watching Haley and Hope together, all I really want is for them to have someone to hold their hand forever and that’s it. That’s all I want,” she added.