Hoda Kotb made the announcement that she and her boyfriend of more than three years are moving in together. On the "Hoda Kotb Show" podcast on Monday, the 52-year-old said she and Joel Schiffman are taking their relationship to the next level.  Hoda admitted it is a little weird to be in her fifties and moving in with her boyfriend. She says it's like being a kid again. Along with the announcement, Hoda shared something else that people are talking about. The co-host of "Kathie Lee and Hoda" admitted that she was afraid to tell her own mother. Again, she used the word "weird." She confessed that it sounds weird to say that because she has been married before. 

Hoda and Joel's relationship

Kotb and Schiffman met in 2013, but they did not let people know about their relationship until January 2015.

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She mentioned it on the fourth hour of the "Today Show" when she was talking to Kathie Lee Gifford, her co-host. The talk show host revealed that she was glad to let the cat out the bag because she felt like she was keeping a deep secret. She talked it over with Joel before going public about their relationship. Afterward, she said she felt so relieved. Hoda is excited to live with Schiffman, but she knows it will take some getting used to living with a man again. Since she has not lived with anyone in such a long time, she knows it is not going to be easy for Joel to live with her.

Previous relationships

Kotb was married to former University of Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga from 2005 to 2007. She has dated on and off since then, but this is the longest relationship she has had in recent years. Kotb was speaking at a Wall Street event when she and Schiffman met.

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It was a rainy night and Hoda didn't want to go. Instead, she wanted to just stay home, watch reruns on #Television and eat potato chips, but she went anyway.  When Hoda began dating the 58-year-old financier, they clicked. Looking back on what happened that night, the journalist said it was a chance meeting that changed her life.

Schiffman has been married once and has one adult daughter, Kyle, who recently graduated from a school in France. Kyle and Hoda get along very well with each other. So, it doesn't seem to be a problem there. Kotb and Schiffman have not mentioned anything about marriage, but Hoda says she is not opposed to it.  #Celebrities #CelebrityTV