Today’s new host Hoda Kotb is in a relationship with 58-year old Joel Schiffman, but will they get married?
Surely, it is not like the first time this Egyptian-American anchor has been in an affair, now is it? Previously she married a University of New Orleans Tennis coach Burzis Kanga in 2005. We all know how that end up. Just 2 years and they were already divorced. They didn’t have any children but they definitely had a breakout. Similarly, she also had an affair with a lawyer named Jay Blumenkopf in 2012. Their relationship, however, ended when Jay stated that he did not want to get married.
Now that she is in a relation with the New York Financer Joel Schiffman. Well, they were in an undercover relationship. We did know that she was in a relationship with this man she nicknamed Boots but it was definitely only around a year earlier that we got the real name. Well, she really tried hard to keep her love life away from public but no one ever has been able to escape themselves from this snoopy media.
They started their relationship in July 2013 and the couple will celebrate their third year anniversary next month. They met at Wall Street event according to PEOPLE.
Joel Schiffman is the Vice President and Director, Financial Institutions at Janus Capital Group. Like Hoda, he has also been married once and has one adult daughter, Kyle. She is currently studying in France. According to the sources, Hoda is in good terms with Kyle and has even called Hoda Awesome.
It’s all good now that both of them has decided to open about their relationship. They have nothing to hide about and we have plenty to write about. Cheers!
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— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) July 12, 2015
"It's one of the most natural relationships I've ever been in," states Hoda.
Since her first didn’t end as they planned they might be planning to take it slow. Both of them are in their fifties so they might not be thinking about taking their relationship anywhere. Marriage is just a formality after all. Both of them are living happily with together, that’s all that matter.
"I've gone down that road once, so I would've normally said, 'Definitely not,' so the fact that I'm saying, 'I don't know' is saying something," she added further hinting the fact that she might not get married this time around. She further stated how getting falling in love was one of the riskiest decision she had made. But all is not lost as she has not explicitly stated that she didn't want to get married either.
"He's a guy that gives me butterflies again at 50-years-old" Well, they do say age is just a number and we really hope they will go all the way through.
Now that their affair has been made public, we often see them together. From the Star Wars: The Force Awaken show to the Rangers' match, they are everywhere and they definitely do look great together.
Hoda Kotb is well known for her show Today’s show with Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb and has been involved in the field since the mid-80s’. Also known for her show Dateline, Hoda is one of the most distinguished anchors around. Her net worth that adds to around $12 million is no joke either. Sources say that she earns an annual salary of $2.5 million.
Winner of Daytime Emmy in 2010 and various other nominees, Hoda is truly one of the best of her generation. Together with her highly successful boyfriend, we do wish them all the best for their future together.