Being a cohost on Today definitely pays off considering Hoda Kotb owns two homes: one in Long Island, New York, and the other in upper Manhattan! The TV star loves relaxing at her waterfront property with her two kids, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine, whom she shares with her with her ex-fiancé, Joel Schiffman. In the past, she joked her luxurious life in the Big Apple comes with a little chaos.
“I’m in my apartment looking at my kitchen, and it’s revealing. Every cabinet door is open and has been since the last time I needed something inside,” Hoda teased during a 2016 interview, pointing out how her young daughters tend to make a mess around the residence.
Though she tries to keep her apartment in an organized fashion, Hoda quipped it’s not that easy with her youngsters constantly running around. “In this drawer: two old BlackBerry phones, a turkey baster, an old checkbook. Is that a driver’s license? Yes — expired in 2013. I could win Let’s Make a Deal with this drawer,” she hilariously continued. “I think I’m just wired to be disorganized.”
Hoda’s abode may be cluttered these days, but the broadcast journalist said her pad was nearly empty when she welcomed her first daughter, Haley Joy, in 2017. “I had no stuff,” she told People at the time. “The only things I had when I got home were a Rock ‘n Play bassinet, Pampers and formula. There was nothing there.”
Like every new mom, Hoda learned from experience how to take care of a child. Thanks to her former flame, Joel, who is also a proud dad to his eldest daughter, Kyle, from a previous relationship, it wasn’t that hard for her to adjust. The journalist knew she could rely on him for everything, especially when they adopted the star’s second child, Hope Catherine, in 2019.
The pair, who got engaged in November 2019, announced their split in January 2022. Even after their breakup, Hoda shared on Today that she and Joel will remain dedicated to coparenting their two young daughters.
“Joel and I have had a lot of prayerful and meaningful conversations over the holidays, and we decided that we are better as friends and parents than we are as an engaged couple, so we decided we are going to start this new year on our new path as loving parents to our adorably delightful children and as friends,” she told viewers at the time. “It’s not like something happened. They say sometimes relationships are meant to be there for a reason, a season or a lifetime, this was for a season.”
Despite their split, one thing that is for certain is that the couple made the best memories in their NYC apartment, as well as her Long Island pad with their kids. While the two had no challenges when they first started living together, the Emmy winner said the only “weird” part was when she had to tell her mom they were moving in together.
“It’s like we’re kids,” Hoda dished on her Sirius XM show in October 2016. “I was afraid to tell my own mother that I was moving in with my boyfriend. I was afraid. I don’t why! I know it sounds weird.”
When she wants to sneak away from the bright lights of the Big Apple, Hoda owns a stunning four-bedroom property on the water in Long Island, New York, per Newsday. The I Really Needed This Today author has given many glimpses inside the residence on Instagram, and she spends much of her time off at her second home.
Keep scrolling to take a tour of Hoda’s Long Island house!
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