Celebrity Parents Hoda Kotb's Most Memorable Family Moments PEOPLE's Family Issue cover star Hoda Kotb is the proud mom to daughters Haley Joy, 5, and Hope Catherine, 3. By Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho was the Features Editor of PEOPLE Digital from 2019 to 2022. She worked at the brand for nearly four years covering news, features, human interest, evergreen, holiday gift guides and more. She launched the How I Parent and What It's Really Like to Be …. digital series and has interviewed several celebrities and influential leaders within the entertainment industry. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Diane worked at Bustle, VH1 and Complex. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and her master's degree from Columbia Journalism School. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 16, 2022 10:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 28 The Greatest Gift Hoda Kotb/Instagram Kotb's family gathered around her in celebration of her 58th birthday. The widespread joy is palpable in an Instagram photo posted by the mother of two. For more on Kotb and her family, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. 02 of 28 On a 'New Path' Hoda Kotb Instagram In late January 2022, Kotb announced on the Today show that she and fiancé Joel Schiffman had broken up. She said, "Joel and I have had a lot of prayerful and meaningful conversations over the holidays and we decided that we are better as friends and parents than we are as an engaged couple, so we decided we are going to start this new year on our new path as loving parents to our adorably delightful children and as friends." Kotb added, "Its not like something happened. They say sometimes relationships are meant to be there for a reason, a season or a lifetime, this was for a season." 03 of 28 Game Time Hoda Kotb /Instagram Hope and Haley joined their mom for a game of Twister. "Old school ❤️," wrote Kotb, who appears to be a few moves away from tangling up with her eldest, Haley, in the Instagram photo. 04 of 28 Christmas Cheer Hoda Kotb Instagram Kotb and Schiffman shared Christmas together in December 2021, alongside Hope, now 3, and Haley, now 5, and Kotb's mother, Sameha. 05 of 28 Snow Day Fun Hoda Kotb Instagram In February 2021, Kotb enjoyed a snow day with Haley and Hope, who built a snowman with their mom. 06 of 28 A Hoppy Birthday Hoda Kotb/Instagram Kotb's Easter Sunday doubled as a birthday celebration for her mother. The TV host brought her family together for pictures and holiday fun. 07 of 28 Birthday Wishes Hoda Kotb/Instagram Kotb's entire family got together to celebrate her birthday on Aug. 9, 2021. Alongside photos of the celebration, the Today host said, "My kinda birthday 🥳 🎂🎉." 08 of 28 In Good Company Hoda Kotb Instagram Kotb posted a photo of herself, her daughters, her sister Hala, and her mother Sameha enjoying a meal together. "Gangs all here! Xo," the talk show host wrote in the Instagram caption. 09 of 28 Seeing the Lights Hoda Kotb Instagram Haley and Hope took in the lights of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree with their mom in December 2020. 10 of 28 Big Shoes to Fill hodakotb/Instagram Kotb shared a cheeky moment with Hope and Haley after the girls "raided mommy's closet," as the Today host wrote on Instagram. Draped in Kotb's sweaters and jeans, the girls look as tiny – and precious– as ever. 11 of 28 Mother's Day Moment Hoda Kotb /Instagram Kotb was all smiles next to her daughters as they celebrated their mom in 2022. "They were beaming and it just reminded me what life is," the talk show host told PEOPLE of her daughters' Mother's Day surprises. "It's got nothing to do with anything other than just that, the most basic of things." 12 of 28 Father's Day Celebrations Joel Schiffman with daughters Hope (L) and Haley. Hoda Kotb/Instagram Kotb took to Instagram to celebrate her ex-fiancé Schiffman in honor of Father's Day 2022. 13 of 28 We Wish You a Merry Christmas Hoda Kotb Instagram In December 2020, Kotb, Schiffman and their family rocked around the Christmas tree in matching pajamas. 14 of 28 Sesame Street Squad Hoda Kotb Instagram There's nothing quite as cute as a family Halloween costume! The Kotb-Schiffman family dressed up as Sesame Street characters for Halloween 2021. 15 of 28 New Year Cheer Hoda Kotb's daughters Haley (L) and Hope. Hoda Kotb/ Instagram Big sis Haley Joy sat Hope Catherine on her lap to ring in 2020! 16 of 28 Safe & Snuggly Hoda Kotb/ Instagram There's nothing like cuddling up to your grandma while at home with your family. 17 of 28 Sharing is Caring Hoda Kotb /Instagram Kotb shared strands of spaghetti Lady and the Tramp-style with each of her daughters in an Instagram post from August 2021. Haley, Kotb's first daughter, seems to have picked up her mother's spirit of giving. In summer 2022, the Today host told her audience how the 5-year-old used her allowance to buy an ice cream cone for a local restaurant manager. 18 of 28 Three Peas in a Pod Hoda Kotb/ Instagram Haley Joy loves having girl time with her cousins. 19 of 28 Family Festivities "Another Halloween in the books❤️," Kotb captioned this sweet photo of her mom, dressed as Cookie Monster, Haley and baby Hope, also dressed as the cookie-loving muppet. 20 of 28 Hope's First Halloween The 7-month-old donned the cutest cookie-clad pajama pants while her doting parents watched over her. 21 of 28 Grandma's Girls Hoda Kotb/Instagram Kotb's two daughters got in a lot of bonding time with their loving grandma. 22 of 28 Beach Baby Hoda Kotb/Instagram Hope was lounging close by while her mom and sister were building sand castles. 23 of 28 Lots of Love Hoda Kotb/Instagram Haley was ambushed with kisses from her mama. 24 of 28 Family and Friends Hoda Kotb/Instagram Kotb and her daughters posed for a summery moms-and-kids photo alongside her Today with Hoda & Jenna co-host and their executive producer Talia Parkinson. 25 of 28 Off to the Races! Hoda Kotb/Instagram Kotb and her oldest raced in matching "Love First" tees. 26 of 28 Furry Friends Hoda Kotb/Instagram Kotb looked to be having a blast in an Instagram post with her daughters – and a giraffe! 27 of 28 Trick or Treat Hoda Kotb /Instagram With her sun-themed headband and a rainbow printed on her "be kind" shirt, Kotb radiated Halloween spirit in 2021. In this Instagram photo, she was accompanied by her mother and sister (dressed as the moon and a star, respectively) and her two daughters, Haley, smiling in a unicorn costume, and Hope, dressed in dalmatian spots. 28 of 28 Sunny Days Hoda Kotb /Instagram "Feelin like summer!" Kotb wrote on Instagram in May 2021, alongside a picture of her and friend Jennifer Miller swinging Haley into the air while walking through the street.