Wedding Bells Soon? Hoda Kotb's Long-Time Boyfriend Is More Ready For Marriage Than She Is, According To Friends

Date April 18, 2019

Even though Hoda Kotb welcomed a new baby girl with her long-time boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, the idea of getting married isn’t exactly welcoming. So it seems that marriage is still a big topic of discussion in their household.


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Baking skills

Hoda has been hiding another secret skill other than her being an amazing TV-host, great interviewer, and awesome mom. The 53-year-old might just be fighting for the crown of the queen of baking. She decided to mark her boyfriend’s 60th birthday with a sweet message and a sweet treat.


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She showed Joel her appreciation with some homemade goodness. This isn’t the first time Hoda surprises us with her baking skills. She marked her daughter’s birthday with a tasty-looking cake.

Wedding bells soon?

A friend shared with Closer Weekly that Joel is more enthusiastic about the idea of getting married, saying:


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He sees it as a natural progression of things. But Hoda sees them at their ages she being 54, Joel being 60, that they could live out their days blissfully without ever tying the knot.

Though Hoda and Joel are not on the same page about marriage, they both did not think twice about having kids together. Hoda gushed about Joel being an “awesome dad” to Haley Joy Kotb who was adopted by the couple in 2017, while appearing on The Wendy Williams Show. Speaking on the adoption she said:

He is the finest man I have ever met. I cried on his chest and my mascara went down because in that minute he knew that there was nothing that could make me happier. 


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Hoda added that once he signed Haley’s adoption papers, she had no doubt in her mind that Joel was the man for her.

Another baby girl

Recently, the popular broadcast journalist has adopted another child, a sweet baby girl, making 2-year-old Haley Joy a big sister. She revealed her new baby’s name is Hope Catherine Kotb.

Jenna Bush Hager and Savannah Guthrie, Hoda’s friends, have met baby Hope for the first time and they couldn't take their eyes off.


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Former Today co-anchor Kathie Lee Gifford is thrilled about Hoda's baby number two and she couldn’t be happier for her friend. During a live visit to Fox News' The Five, Kathie expressed all the excitement about Hoda’s newest addition to the family.

These two were meant to be. They would make such a great married couple!