Yesterday’s heartbreak is simply tomorrow’s recent begin for “Today” co-host Hoda Kotb.
“I haven’t really thought about who I would see myself with, but I do have to say something,” Kotb advised People whereas celebrating the seventieth Anniversary of NBC News’ “Today.”
“My sister even said and asked me at one point, ‘Are you afraid to be by yourself?’ And I said to her, ‘I’m not going to be by myself.’ And I don’t know why I said it so clearly, but I actually knew that my heart is open. I have an open heart.”
Kotb introduced in late January that she and Schiffman, 64, had been calling off their engagement and parting methods after eight years collectively.
“I wanted to address something that, I think a few of you maybe noticed. People have written in and asked why I wasn’t wearing my engagement ring,” the host mentioned on the high of a Monday broadcast.
“Joel and I have had a lot of prayerful and meaningful conversations over the holiday and we decided that we’re better as friends and parents than we are as an engaged couple.”
Schiffman efficiently popped the query to Hotb in 2019 — however their wedding ceremony plans had been placed on maintain following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The former couple started courting in 2013 and share two adopted daughters: Haley Joy, 5, and Hope Catherine, 2.
“It’s not like something happened,” Kotb added of her break up from the financier. “They say typically relationships are supposed to be there for a cause, for a season or for a lifetime and I really feel like ours was meant to be there for a season.
“I feel privileged to have spent eight years with him,” she continued. “We’re both good, we’re both going on our way, and we’ll be good parents to those lovely kids.”