Exciting news for Hoda Kotb!
“It’s a little weird to be in your 50s and we’re like ‘Hey, we’re moving in!’ ” Kotb said. “It’s like we’re kids. It’s so weird.”
Kotb, who was previously married to Burzis Kanga for two years from 2005 to 2007, admitted that although she’s “excited” to take the next step with Schiffman, she can’t help but feel a bit nervous.
“It’s been so long since I’ve lived with someone, I’m a little concerned with me – not him. Like how I am, as a human? You know, it’s not going to be easy for poor Joel,” she said.
Before Kotb turned to her co-hosts for guidance when it comes to maintaining personal space, conflict resolutions and more, she said there was one person she was skittish to tell.
“I was afraid to tell my own mother that I was moving in with my boyfriend,” she confessed. “I was afraid. I don’t why! I know it sounds weird – I’ve been married, it’s like whatever. Anyway, it’s all happening. Hocus pocus. We’re shopping, we’re cohabitating. It’s a little weird, right?”
Not weird at all!
In fact, just last year, Kotb gushed about her relationship with Schiffman. “He’s the guy that gives me butterflies at 50 years old,” she said.
“It’s one of the most natural relationships I’ve ever been in,” the co-host previously told PEOPLE of her romance, and added, “I’m so happy, I really am. But you know sometimes you hate to jinx something. I’m like, ‘don’t jinx it!’ ”