Hoda Kotb's Second Chance: How The TV Host Met Her Dream Man And Became A Mom When She Thought Her Life Was Over

Date June 18, 2018

Hoda Kotb is 53 and having the best years of her life. It's easy to see that her boyfriend of 5 years Joel Schiffman has a lot to do with her mid-life glow.



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Starting a family

The TODAY show co-host finally gave in to a desire to grow her family. And almost exactly a year ago, on June 5, she and Schiffman announced that they had become adoptive parents.


4 years together and getting better every day ❤️

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According to an emotional Kotb, she believed her best years were over before she met her daughter.


Home!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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In fact, she was prepared for Schiffman to turn down her idea of starting a family. But he was completely on board from the minute she mentioned it to him.

How she knew he was the one

Kotb says the moment he agreed to adopt a child with her was the moment she knew he was a perfect match. And yet, they had been together for four years before they began their journey as parents.



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Their relationship started at a book signing session that Kotb did not even want to go to. But it was there that she met Schiffman who asked her to sign the book for him.

Hoda's happy place

Still, she has kept his identity a secret and only referred to him as 'boots' on her show, until a Daily Mail big reveal blew his cover. Since then, they have been very open about their relationship and a journey as new parents.

With a divorce and cancer behind her, Kotb is clearly very happy with where her life is these days.


Oh happy day!!! ❤️👶🏼

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Her 60-year-old Wall Street financial guru boyfriend is yet to put a ring on it, but they both live together and are very much in love.

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