Hoda Kotb: Know the reason of Hoda’s split from her fiance of 8 years, Joel Schiffman!

Today show host Hoda Kotb has called off her engagement to her fiance, Joel Schiffman. On last Monday 31 January 2022, Hoda publicly gave reasons of this separation from her fiance.

Hoda Kotb calls off her engagement with Joel Schiffman

Today show anchor, Hoda Kotb is single again. She has canceled her engagement with her fiance, Joel Schiffman. People and fans were wondering why the pair broke up. On Monday 31 January 2022, Hoda provided some answers to this questions in the minds of her fans and followers. Viewers were in a shock on learning of this breakup.

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Joel Schiffman and Hoda Kotb (Source: US Weekly)

On the latest segment of her show, Hoda gave an answer to the reason of the split. The pair both felt that they are better off as good friends rather than forming a romantic couple. She said:

“Joel and I have had a lot of prayerful and meaningful conversations over the holidays and we decided that we’re better as friends and parents than we are as an engaged couple. So, we decided we are going to start this new year on our new path as loving parents to our adorable, delightful children, and as friends.”

More on what Hoda stated on the show

TV personality, Hoda went on to clarify that there was no fight or issue between them. She explained:

They say sometimes relationships are meant to be there for a reason, or a season or for a lifetime. And I feel like ours was meant to be there for a season,”

Another source revealed to Closer Weekly:

“They realized that they just weren’t meant to grow old together as a couple.”

“Feelings change, life takes different paths, and they’re both OK with that. What they had was special and they look forward to raising their girls. There’s not a lot of drama behind this breakup,”

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Joel with Hoda Kotb (Source: Fox News)

The relationship timeline of Hoda and Joel

Joel met Hoda at an event for Wall Street professionals. This was in the summer of 2013. The couple liked each other and went on a date soon after. They started dating but kept their relationship a secret until pictures of them together surfaced on media. And six years later, in November 2019, Joel proposed to her and she said yes. The couple was to wed soon after but their plans could not materialize due to the coronavirus pandemic. And now things did not work out and came their separation.

The couple has no biological children of their own. But they have two adopted children; daughters Hope Catherine and Haley Joy. Hope is now 2 years old and Haley is elder and 4 years of age.

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Joel and Hoda Kotb(Source: Good Housekeeping)

Job wise, Joel is a financier. He works for an investment management company. He is head of Intermediary Distribution, North America, as per his LinkedIn page. But Joel does not hold any social media accounts. He had a previous marriage. He has a daughter called Kyle Schiffman from a previous relationship.

Short bio on Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb is an American broadcast journalist, TV host, and author. More bio…