Hoda Kotb Goes on a Date After Breakup with Joel Schiffman

The 59-year-old host of “Today With Hoda and Jenna,” Hoda Kotb, recently disclosed that she went on her first date since divorcing Joel Schiffman in 2022. Kotb enthusiastically broke the news during a sneak peek for a “Kelly Clarkson Show” segment, saying, “Something did happen the other day that hasn’t happened in two years… I went on a date! I went on a date! As the crowd exploded in cheers and clapping, Clarkson congratulated her for accomplishing this goal.

Kotb, meanwhile, made it plain that she didn’t want to overemphasize the potential implications of this day in the future. She underlined, “It was only a date.” It was just a date, nothing more. Kotb turned the talk to Clarkson, whose split from Brandon Blackstock received a lot of media attention, and asked if she would be open to going on a date. In a lighthearted reply, Clarkson said, “Not at all. I truly enjoy living without a man in my life, but it’s difficult.

Although Kotb kept her date’s specifics confidential, she unintentionally brought it up on a February 15 broadcast of “Today With Hoda and Jenna.” When discussing partnerships with Jennifer Lopez, Kotb said, “You just told me about your setup tonight.” “I just told her I had a date tonight, which that wasn’t supposed to be public,” she said with a laugh.

Jenna Bush Hager had pushed Kotb to go on a blind date after she had been single for two years. In an attempt to get Kotb to move on to the next subject, Hager even hinted on a February 19 show that she was “in the process” of putting her up with a friend.

Following the breakup of her engagement to Schiffman in January 2022, Kotb has been unmarried ever since. “They say sometimes relationships are meant to be there for a reason, for a season or for a lifetime, and I feel like ours was meant to be there for a season,” she said, thinking back on their union. After two years of engagement, Kotb and Schiffman were together for eight years. They also have two daughters, Haley and Hope, whom they adopted in 2017 and 2019, respectively, and are proud parents of them.

Watch this space for more details about Hoda Kotb’s romantic life!

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