August 02, 2020
Hoda Kotb is a widely adored talk show host, but she is not only admired by fans. Kotb also has a large family rooting for her throughout her life and career.
Get to know family members who have been behind the 55-year-old television personality through ups and downs, beginning with her adopted daughters and fiancé.
The "Today" star recently uploaded a photo on Instagram as a Father's Day tribute to his fiancé, Joel Schiffman. The photo shows Schiffman having a lovely bonding moment with her daughters, Haley Joy and Hope Catherine.
HALEY JOY KOTB - DAUGHTER
Haley came to Hoda's life in 2017, via adoption. There's little information made publicly of three-year-old Haley. But, as reported by Closer Weekly, the little girl became excited when she was told by her parents she would soon have a younger sister.
HOPE CATHERINE KOTB - DAUGHTER
Hope is the newest addition to the growing Kotb family. Hoda and Joel welcomed Hope in April of 2019 and she took a maternity leave for her arrival, according to Closer Weekly.
The veteran journalist recently gave her fans a peek into her daily morning routine on the famous NBC morning show.
JOEL SCHIFFMAN - FIANCÉ
Hoda and Joel have been together since 2016, but it was not until November 2019 that the couple took their relationship to another level with an engagement, as reported by Pop Sugar.
But their relationship began in 2013, when they started dating. They met at an event for Wall Street professionals where Hoda was one of the speakers.
Hoda announced their engagement on the November 25, 2019 episode of "Today," as reported by Closer Weekly.
SAMEHA KOTB - MOTHER
Hoda has gushed about her mother, Sameha, who has been very supportive to her and her siblings all their lives. Hoda's father passed away in 1986 at the age of 51.
The television personality recently opened up about being away from her mother while in quarantine, as reported by TODAY. She said she would talk with her mother over FaceTime. She added: "My mom is such an important part of our lives. It's underscored in this moment."
ADEL KOTB - BROTHER
One of Hoda's two siblings, Adel is leading a private life. He has, however, appeared in quite a few photos shared by the famous host.
HALA KOTB - SISTER
Like Adel, Hala is also living a life away from the spotlight. As reported by Cheat Sheet, Hala has also made appearances in family photos uploaded by Hoda on Instagram.
In related news, the veteran journalist recently gave her fans a peek into her daily morning routine on the famous NBC morning show.
She shared a clip of herself taking a tour of the empty "Today" studio, including the dressing rooms. With loosened quarantine restrictions, Hoda has been reporting back to the show's studio.