Hoda Kotb Says She's 'Perfectly Fine Right Now' to 'Nest' with Fiancé and Kids After Wedding Was Delayed
Kotb, who had previously delayed her destination wedding for sometime next summer, said that Schiffman made their would-be wedding day "really special," adding that the couple and their two daughters, Hope Catherine, 18 months, and Haley Joy, 3½, are already a family.
"And I guess the other thing I'm realizing from all of this is we're a family. Okay? We're a family. I'm about to go interview Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, who never got married, and they're a family with their children," she said.
"So although I'm looking forward to and can't wait [to get married], I think a family is a family is a family. And it all depends on how you do it," Kotb explained. "I'm gonna be really happy to get married, and I'm also perfectly fine right now as we nest and do our thing."
"I think it's good to mark moments somehow," she said. "There are ways to do things. I think we can always do a little something but I think generally, we get it. We're happy, don't complain, let's go."
When host Drew Barrymore asked Kotb what inspired her to begin the process of adoption a third time, the journalist answered, "You know what, I was sitting with Joel — who by the way has a grown daughter who just graduated law school so know where we are here — I said to him, 'We have a lot of love in this house do we have space for more love? Yes, we do. Would our family be enhanced? Yes, it would. Are there children who need us to? Yes, there are.' "
"Every answer was yes," Kotb continued. "Look, it's not in our hands now. We filled out the paperwork and say it's in God's hands, like, come what may. I just know your heart's ability to expand blows my mind, you can fit so much love in there."
Kotb previously told PEOPLE that she and Schiffman are waiting to see if a third child is "meant to be" for them.
"I feel like families come in so many different shapes and sizes and as long as there's lots of love, I think they'll endure," she said.