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Hoda Kotb ‘treasuring’ single life after Joel Schiffman breakup

Hoda Kotb is looking forward to hot girl summer following her breakup from longtime partner and fiancé Joel Schiffman. “I’m really enjoying my kids and my life,” the “Today” show co-anchor told “Entertainment Tonight” at the Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful People Media party Tuesday. “I’m treasuring this time,” she added. Kotb, 57, explained that she is in no rush to dive back into the dating scene and is just “tiptoeing along.” “Anybody who wants to date Hoda has to go through us first,” her co-host Savannah Guthrie interjected, as Jenna Bush Hager added, “It’s a feral girl summer, and we’re leading the charge!” Kotb announced...

Hoda Kotb: ‘My heart is open’ following Joel Schiffman split

Yesterday’s heartbreak is just tomorrow’s fresh start for “Today” co-host Hoda Kotb. The television personality, 57, admitted that she’s keeping her heart “open” to dating following her recent split from Joel Schiffman. “I haven’t really thought about who I would see myself with, but I do have to say something,” Kotb told People while celebrating the 70th Anniversary of NBC News’ “Today.” “My sister even said and asked me at one point, ‘Are you afraid to be by yourself?’ And I said to her, ‘I’m not going to be by myself.’ And I don’t know why I said it so clearly, but...
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Hoda Kotb Admits: 'I Don't Think I Would've Adopted If It Hadn't Been For' Ex-Fiancé Joel Schiffman Amid Reports She Wants Him Back

Hoda Kotb is reflecting on the impact former fiancé Joel Schiffman had on her journey to motherhood. After the Today anchor, 57, and the financier, 64, announced last month that they were going their separate ways following their near eight-year union, Kotb revealed that if it had not been for Schiffman, she may not have adopted her daughters, Haley, 5, and Hope, 3.

Hoda Kotb Asking Ex-Fiancé Joel Schiffman 'For One More Chance' But 'He's Not Interested': Source

A source says Hoda Kotb is in a world of pain since splitting from fiancé Joel Schiffman — so much so that she's trying to persuade him to give their romance one more shot. Kotb, 57, who called it quits with the financier, 63, in January after eight years together "is an emotional wreck," the source claims. "She gets tear at everything at the drop of a hat, to the point where people are walking on eggshells trying not to upset her."

'Today' Show Fans Rally Around Hoda Kotb After She and Fiancé Joel Schiffman Break Up

Today fans are offering Hoda Kotb their support right now. On Monday, the NBC star opened Today show’s fourth hour by addressing why she hasn't been wearing her engagement ring. In November 2019, Hoda announced that she and her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, were engaged after dating for six years. The couple, who first got together in the summer of 2013, hoped to be married “sooner than later.” But due to the coronavirus pandemic, their wedding date was pushed back more than once. Now, Hoda has revealed that she and Joel have called off their engagement and are no longer together.

Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman Postponed Wedding Multiple Times Before Split Due to COVID Pandemic

Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman experienced many challenges in getting their wedding plans off the ground before announcing their split. The former couple — who share daughters Hope, 2, and Haley, 4 — had been together since 2013. After getting engaged in November 2019, they were forced to postpone their wedding multiple times due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.