“There was no drama, they just realized that the relationship had run its course. “He splits his time between New York and Boca Raton, Florida, and they were just spending too much time apart to be able to make the relationship work.They hope to remain friends.” PHOTOS: Sexy New Singles During an appearance on Bethenny Frankel‘s show back in February, Kotb credited the Skinny Girl multi-millionaire mogul with giving her the courage to go out with Jay. It was actually Jay’s two daughters who set Hoda and Jay up on a blind date after approaching Hoda at her book signing with a note that said, ’10 reasons why you should go out with our dad.’ PHOTOS: Celebrity Break-Ups “It wasn’t an easy decision for the pair to end the relationship, but they knew it was for the best.” A rep for TODAY didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.In a new People Magazine interview, Kotb said that she had breast cancer and her treatments made it impossible for her to conceive.“One of the things in my life I’ve always wanted was to be a mom,” Kotb told People.
show star revealed Hoda is planning to marry her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, now that she's adopted her daughter, Haley.
She was stunned when he suggested she and Haley move in with him," the source said. Joel told Hoda he wants to marry her and raise Haley.
Of course, she was thrilled." The breast cancer survivor's marriage to Joel would be her second. I adopted her," Hoda said while holding back tears on the phone.
The “Today” show co-anchor, 52, and her financier boyfriend, 58, celebrated their fourth anniversary, so Kotb took to Instagram to pay tribute to Schiffman. Kotb brought up the idea of adoption last year, and the pair quickly put the wheels in motion.
“4 years together and getting better every day ❤️” she captioned a photo of herself, Schiffman and daughter Haley Joy Kotb lounging on the beach. The morning show co-anchor always wanted to become a mom, but a battle with breast cancer left her unable to conceive.