Today Show anchor Hoda Kotb announced the joyous news on the show Monday that they will be tying the knot after six years together.
Joel has been with Hoda every step of the way during a jubilant period in her life in which the couple have adopted two children together, daughters Haley Joy, 2, and Hope Catherine, the latter of whom joined their growing family in April.
Hoda, 55, and Joel, 61, first met when she was signing some autographs at an event with “Wall Street guys” who were “bored,” she told Andy Cohen in 2015 on “Watch What Happens Live.”
“I have to tell you something. A friend of mine, a friend of ours, asked me to let you guys in on a secret,” Kotb told her co-hosts on Monday.”Her [name is] Hoda Kotb and she’s engaged.”
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The mom of two then held up her ring finger to show off her engagement ring while her co-hosts were in complete shock by the news.