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 fiancé, Joel Schiffman, and their two kids, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine, but 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 Joel, who is also a proud dad to his eldest daughter, Kyle, from a previous relationship, it wasn’t that hard for two. The journalist knew she could rely on her beau for everything, especially when they adopted the star’s second child, Hope Catherine, in 2019.
Since blending their families and getting engaged in November 2019, Hoda and Joel have been making the best memories in their NYC apartment, as well as her Long Island pad. 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.
To see photos inside Hoda’s Long Island house, keep scrolling!
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