Hoda Kotb is officially engaged!
The Today show co-host confirmed on Monday morning’s show that she will be walking down the aisle towards future husband, Joel Schiffman.
According to People, Kotb revealed that he proposed while they were having “a little dinner on the beach.” “He said some beautiful things and then he got down on one knee,” she revealed.
Kotb is the mother of two daughters, Haley Joy, 2, and Hope Catherine, who she adopted in April. Kotb and Schiffman have been together for six years, but they haven’t told the girls of the engagement yet. “We’re still trying to figure that part out,” Kotb admitted.
“My heart has literally been pounding,” she excitedly explained.
Kotb explained the details of the proposal further on the Hoda and Jenna segment of the show. “I think you don’t know when your blessings will come in your life. Sometimes, you think mine aren’t coming, but I think life’s funny. You don’t know when it will happen,” she said.
Kotb revealed that she had no idea that Schiffman was about to pop the question. They had just had dinner on the sand when, “All of a sudden he got down on one knee and said, ‘Will you be my wife?,’” she said. “I felt different from that moment on,” she continued.
Kotb has been open about her relationship, posting many family photos including her girls and her husband-to-be.