Hoda Kotb Shares Video of 2 Christmas Tree Lightings with Fiancé Joel Schiffman and Their Kids
Hoda Kotb is definitely feeling the Christmas vibes! The '"Today" show host took to Instagram to share a video of herself along with her husband and kids as they lit up two Christmas trees.
The "Today" show host did a countdown with her two kids, once for Haley and then for Hope, as her fiancé, Joel Schiffman, plugged in the lights each time.
JOEL'S FATHERLY DUTIES
Previously, Hoda excitedly shared pictures of Joel and their daughter Haley as he carried a Christmas tree while holding on to their little on.
Joel did his best to hold on to his daughter as he carried the Christmas tree home. Fans took to the comment section to show their appreciation for the doting father.
JOEL IS A GREAT DAD
Besides Haley and Hope, Joel has another daughter, Kyle, from a previous relationship. The 25-year-old opened up to "Closer Weekly," about how Joel is an amazing dad to his three kids.
"He hasn’t really changed. He’s still just a great dad. He and I always have time to hang out and see each other. He’s great with the girls. I know he adores the ground that all three of us walk on and he’s just a great dad and it’s cool to see that my family of me and him kind of grew now.”
Joel Schiffman and Hoda Kotb attend the 2018 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018. | Source: Getty Images
HODA AND JOEL'S ENDEARING RELATIONSHIP
Hoda and Joel met for the first time during a book signing back in 2013. According to Hoda, Joel came to her and asked her to sign a book for him. The rest is history.
The couple didn't go public until two years after they started dating. A year later, they moved in together and in 2017, they mutually decided to adopt their daughter. In April 2019, they added another member to their family by adopting their second daughter, Hope.
READY TO TIE THE KNOT
Six years and two adorable kids later, Hoda and Joel finally decided that it was time to take their relationship to a new level by getting engaged.
Joel proposed to Hoda with a beautiful square diamond ring while they were on a vacation. They were having a romantic dinner date on a beach when Joel popped the question.
Hoda was previously married to Burzis Kanga. Their union lasted from 2005 to 2007. According to her, she and Joel have the most natural relationship she has ever been in.