Hoda Kotb engaged to boyfriend Joel Schiffman? We hear wedding bells!

By: Ben Adams  |   | 
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Hoda Kotb is presently busy raising her adopted baby girl, Hayley Joy, with boyfriend Joel Schiffman. The couple has been together for a long time and fans are beginning to wonder if wedding bells are in the future for the Today Show co-host. 

Quick Facts About Hoda Kotb

Name Hoda Kotb
Birth Name Hoda Kotb
Profession TV Anchor
Gender Female
Birthday August 09, 1964
Age 53 Years Old
Star Sign Virgo
Nationality American, Egyptian
Marital Status In Relationship
Place of Birth Norman, Oklahoma, US
Boyfriend Joel Schiffman
Best Known For Today Show

Hoda Kotb dating Joel Schiffman since 2013

Kotb has been dating Schiffman, a Manhattan financier, for over three years now. The Daytime Emmy Award winner remained coy about her relationship for a long time, even blurring Joel's face in pictures. She did not reveal Joel's name until January 2015. 

Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman at an event

In 2016, Kotb revealed on her Sirius XM radio show interview that they had decided to move in together. “It’s a little weird to be in your 50s and we’re like ‘Hey, we’re moving in!’ It’s like we’re kids. It’s so weird," said the excited TV host. 

Kotb decided to bring up the idea of adoption later that year and presently, the lovely couple is raising Hayley Joy together.

Are Hoda Kotb & Joel Schiffman engaged?

Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman at an event

It's clear that Kotb is head over heels for her man. We can tell by looking at the Instagram photos of herself and Joel. The loved-up couple lives together and now have a daughter, which has us wondering. When will Schiffman pop the question?

Kotb's previous marriage wasn't successful, so she might be taking caution about getting hitched again. It's also not farfetched that she's already engaged to Schiffman and deciding to keep it under wraps for a while!

Hoda Kotb has been married before

Hoda was married to tennis coach, Burzis Kanga from 2005 to 2007. In 2013, she revealed on Today that she had married as well as divorced Kanga on Valentine’s Day.


"Valentine’s Day, I’ll be honest with you, is not my favorite holiday of the year, because.....I met my first husband on Valentine’s Day…Wait — it gets worse. And we signed our divorce papers on Valentine’s Day."

- Hoda Kotb


Before Hoda met Schiffman, she dated a lawyer, Jay Blumenkopf. While dating Jay, she had said on her show, "It's the real thing. It's the real friggin thing...I found the real thing at 47." But it was later reported that Jay had dumped Hoda.

She found love again with her current boyfriend. She met Joel at a Wall Street event and they began dating shortly after. In December 2015, she told People magazine, “He’s a guy that gives me butterflies again at 50-years-old.”


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