Surprise! Hoda Kotb has finally revealed the identity of her mystery boyfriend: NYC financier, Joel Schiffman.
Hoda Kotb, 50, was happy to break her silence about the man she has been romantically involved with for two years. In an interview with Billy Bush, the Today Show co-anchor revealed that her boyfriend is Joel Schiffman, a well-known investment banker from the New York area.
Hoda Kotb’s Boyfriend Finally Revealed — Joel Schmiffman
Though she’s briefly mentioned having a boyfriend in the past, Hoda finally decided to confirm his identity on Jan. 20.
It was Billy, who was filling in for Kathie Lee, who urged Hoda to confirm the relationship after pictures of the couple on vacation surfaced on the Daily Mail.
With a huge smile on her face, Hoda confirmed that she and Joel had been dating for two years already, and that they were “very happy” together. So sweet!
“I have found real life joy right as I’m knocking on the door of 50. He’s a wonderful guy and I feel very blessed,” Hoda has said of her relationship in the past, back when Joel was still her “mystery boyfriend.”
Joel: Hoda’s First Longterm Boyfriend After Divorce?
According to his LinkedIn profile, Joel is a Senior Relationships Manager of National Accounts for Columbia Management in New York City. Boy, he sure sounds like a catch!
However, this is not Hoda’s first serious relationship since her 2007 divorce from her Burzis Kanga.
For about a year, Hoda dated an attorney named Jay Blumenkopf. Their relationship ended amicably in 2012 — just in time for her to meet and fall in love with Joel!
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— Lauren Cox