Last year, Hoda Kotb and boyfriend Joel Schiffman celebrated their anniversary over drinks and a steak dinner. In honor of their fourth anniversary, Hoda shared a sun-and-fun photo of the pair at the beach, beaming over their sweet daughter, Haley Joy.
In the caption, the TODAY anchor wrote, "4 years together and getting better every day." There's no doubt about that.
Last year, Hoda announced on her Sirius XM show that she had moved in with her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman. Hoda was previously married, but has no other children.
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Watch her emotional announcement in the video above! She is the love of my life," Kotb, 52, said of her daughter, Haley Joy. This is a moment in my life that I never thought would happen, and here it is, happening to me." Kotb didn't give any more details on her new addition, but she did receive plenty of well wishes from her colleagues."This little girl Haley is the luckiest girl in the world," Matt Lauer said.
At a time of day when many TV stations air talk shows with a how-to bent or an issue-oriented focus, NBC simply lets these two run with their own ball in a fourth hour of “Today” that is decidedly unlike the other three. ” Gifford: And then Joel Mc Hale showed up with his own bottle of Hennessy.
Their interplay, hard to duplicate, has provided fodder for spoofs on “Saturday Night Live,” and seems light-years away from the newsy intro that marks the program’s first few minutes each day at 7 a.m. The duo’s intricate back-and-forth has gained enough traction that many NBC outlets air it again at 2 a.m., where it provides a warm embrace to insomniacs and college kids. ‘Good Morning America’: Morning News Race Heats Up TV Below, in a lightly edited interview, Gifford, a TV veteran who has logged time on the game show “Name That Tune” as well as 15 years opposite Regis Philbin on the long-running syndicated program “Live,” and Kotb, the “Dateline” correspondent, finish each other’s sentences, crack wise and insist that they barely touch the wine that sits on their desk each day: What’s the mission of the fourth hour? [Laughs] Gifford: It’s the “Happy Hour.” Time Magazine named us “Happy Hour” of the “Today Show.” And we do our best to fulfill that. Gifford: Appropriate, because of the subject matter. Gifford: About a week later, Brooke Shields shows up.
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Kotb: We knew we were having fun, but we didn’t realize we were the “Happy Hour” until it was official in Time.
I mean, it was a funny thing, because we started off having Chelsea Handler on one day, and she had that book, ”Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea.” Gifford: The producers came up with tons of cocktails for her.
The arrival thrilled Hoda's coworkers, including her co-anchor Kathie Lee Gifford, who somehow managed to keep the news a secret. "You are going to be one of the most fantastic moms I can ever imagine." Carson Daly also chimed in.