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Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman have been together since 2013. The couple has two daughters, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine. Before revealing his identity, Kotb shared the meetcute on the talk show Bethenny. "It was one of those events they ask us to speak at and it was pouring rain and it was a
Hoda and Joel , 61, have been together for more than six years and they have two adopted children together, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine. Today host Hoda Kotb has announced that she is engaged to her long-time partner Joel Schiffman . The 55-year-old shared the joyful news live on air
Congratulations are in order for— the show co-host is engaged!
Kotb, 55, and her longtime financier beau Joel Schiffman, 61, will walk down the aisle, she confirmed on the morning show, Monday.
The mom of two said that Schiffman proposed while they were having “a little dinner on the beach,” telling her, “Be my wife.”
She added, “He said some beautiful things.”
“My heart has literally been pounding,” she told her excited co-hosts, adding, “I was totally shocked. He had a good poker face.”
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His LinkedIn profile speaks a lot about his vast experience and immense knowledge: “Financial executive with broad experience in asset management relationship Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman met at a Wall Street event, but it was later found out that Kotb did not want to go there in the first place.
Hoda has kept his name a secret, calling him 'Boots' - but said today she feels 'relief' he's 'out from the shadows'. The pair spent months conducting their romance out of the public Scroll down for video. In love: Today co-host Hoda Kotb and boyfriend Joel Schiffman on a Miami beach in December 2013.
Kotb noted the pair —— hadn’t told her daughters, , 2, and Hope Catherine, who she adopted in April. “We’re still trying to figure out that part,” she admitted.
That bling ???? looks great on— TODAY (@TODAYshow) . Congrats to Hoda and Joel on their engagement!
Back in 2016, Kotb announced on
The NBC co-host, who was previously married to Burzis Kanga for two years from 2005 to 2007, gushed about her relationship with Schiffman in 2015. “He’s the guy that gives me butterflies at 50 years old,” she said.
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Before revealing his identity, Kotb shared the meetcute on the talk show Bethenny. "It was one of those events they ask us to Kotb and Schiffman recently celebrated their four-year anniversary - but when it comes to Kotb explained falling for Schiffman was a bigger risk than considering marriage again.
“It’s one of the most natural relationships I’ve ever been in,” sheof her romance, and added, “I’m so happy, I really am. But you know sometimes you hate to jinx something. I’m like, ‘don’t jinx it!’ ”
Although Schiffman was left off of the domestic adoption application documents to simplify the entire process when she adoptedin 2017, that “Haley will call him Dad.”
“I was afraid to even say it out loud, because then it felt so real,” she told PEOPLE. “I said, ‘Think about it for a day or a week or whatever.’ And he said, ‘I don’t need a day. Let’s get this journey going.’ At that point I blubbered like a baby. It was like the dam burst.”
“[He] has been so great,” Kotb gushed about Schiffman, who has an adult daughter, Kyle, from his previous marriage. “He’s such a great dad and a great influence.”
Hoda Kotb Says She’ll Be ‘the Opposite of a Bridezilla’ During Wedding Planning .
Hoda Kotb Says She’ll Be ‘the Opposite of a Bridezilla’ During Wedding Planning : ‘I Want Everybody to Feel Easy Breezy’ “Whatever the opposite of bridezilla is, is me,” Kotb, 55, tells PEOPLE. “I couldn’t give two rips about that part of the story.”Kotb’s longtime boyfriend, financier Joel Schiffman, proposed Nov. 23 on the beach in Mexico — and Kotb hasn’t stopped gushing ever since. © Hoda Kotb/ Instagram Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman | Hoda Kotb/ Instagram “I was shocked,” says the Today show anchor. “Beyond surprised.