While dating Jay, she had said on her show, "It's the real thing. I found the real thing at 47." But it was later reported that Jay had dumped Hoda. She met Joel at a Wall Street event and they began dating shortly after.Egyptian-American television news anchor and TV host, who is very popular as the co-host of Today’s Talk The Fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford. Hoda stands for “guidance”, Which is very famous among Arab women and surname “Kotb” implies “Pole”, Which gives meaning as north and south pole.I met my first husband on Valentine’s Day…Wait — it gets worse.And we signed our divorce papers on Valentine’s Day.“It’s a little weird to be in your 50s and we’re like ‘Hey, we’re moving in! It's clear that Kotb is head over heels for her man.We can tell by looking at the Instagram photos of herself and Joel.
"She never wanted to pressure Joel into doing anything.
Hoda showed a picture of the two of them, revealing the mystery man’s identity. “A source tells Us Weekly that Kotb recently introduced Schiffman to her Today family at their holiday party,” reports Us Weekly.
Before meeting Schiffman, Hoda was dating lawyer Jay Blumenkopf for two days, according to Daily Mail. An insider told the Daily Mail, “Jay actually broke up with Hoda…because he just couldn’t see himself getting married to her.” Before that, she was married to Burzis Kanga from 2005 to 2007 (the same year she was diagnosed with breast cancer), according to Us Weekly.
She stayed as well in Egypt and Nigeria for some year.
She received her graduation degree in 1986 from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism.