Dopo quasi nove anni insieme, la co-conduttrice di “Today Show” Hoda Kotb ha annunciato la fine della sua relazione di quasi nove anni con Joel Schiffman. Secondo quanto riferito, Kotb e Schiffman si sono incontrati alla firma di un libro nel 2013. “Era uno di quegli eventi a cui ci chiedevano di parlare, e pioveva a dirotto, ed era un gruppo di ragazzi di Wall Street. Non volevo nemmeno andare “, ha detto Kotb durante un’apparizione in “Bethenny”. “E questo ragazzo si avvicina e dice, ‘Prenderò un libro.’ E io ero tipo: “A chi vuoi che lo scriva? La tua ragazza, tua moglie, tua zia?” E lui dice: ‘Scrivimelo.'” Kotb era lusingato dal suo interesse e quella notte fu l’inizio di una lunga relazione con Schiffman.
At the time, Kotb claimed that she and Schiffman just grew apart, but now, months later, she is opening up about what really happened behind closed doors, and what's going on with her dating life right now.
Hoda Kotb is embracing single life
Hoda Kotb has been making the best of a bad situation for the past year. "Family to me is everything — and having one of my own is something I never thought I'd have," Kotb told People. In the year since her split for fiance, and father of her children Joel Schiffman, Kotb has been busy bonding with her daughters, Hayley and Hope. I've been digging this weird time for us," she joked of their overlapping early-to-rise/early-to-bed routines. "I'm on a child's schedule!"
Other than focusing on her kids, Kotb has had time to reflect on the end of her failed engagement. According to Kotb, there was no big blowout, just a sensible parting of ways." Sometimes relationships evolve. Sometimes perfectly nice people can go their separate ways," Schiffman and Kotb now amicably co-parent, and she continues to celebrate him on social media. "He'll have a Saturday, and I'll do the Sunday. We switch each week," she explained. "He'll take the girls and do some fun things, and I'll take some quiet time. It's a healthy mix, and the kids love it. He's a great dad."
With her ex and kids taken care of, Kotb is ready to find love again. "I haven't really thought about who I would see myself with," she told People in May 2022, adding that saw her self in a relationship nonetheless. "I have an open heart."