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Hoda Kotb shared in an emotional statement on Monday that she and fiance Joel Schiffman have split, but will remain co-parents to their two daughters.

“Joel and I had a lot of really meaningful and prayerful conversations over the holidays and we decided that we were better off as friends and parents than as an engaged couple. “, she said on “TODAY with Hoda & Jenna” on Monday.

“So we decided that we are going to start this new year and start it on our new path as loving parents to our lovely, delightful children and as friends.”



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“It doesn’t look like something happened,” Kotb said of the end of her relationship with Schiffman. “They say that sometimes relationships are meant to be there for a reason or a season or a lifetime.” (Nathan Congleton / TODAY)

Kotb and Schiffman engaged in November 2019but their wedding has paused for several months due to the pandemic. They were together for six years when Schiffman suggested on a tropical vacation.

Two shares Haley’s daughterwho turns 5 next month, and Hope 2, which they adopted in 2019, two years after adopting Haley.

I think a lot of women know what it’s like to be in this moment, to change direction in life. And I feel really brave in this moment

Hoda Kotb

Kotb chose to address their relationship status after saying that people had written to her asking why she wasn’t wearing her engagement ring.

“It doesn’t look like something happened,” Kotb said. “They say that sometimes relationships are meant to be there for a reason or a season or a lifetime. And I feel like we have to be there for a season.

“This is weird and awkward,” Kotb told Hager. “I really struggled with this, I was wondering, ‘What am I supposed to say, how am I supposed to say it?'”

Kotb says she struggled with how to share the news of the breakup after frequently talking about the happy side of her relationship, whether it was the adoption of her daughter. or the fact that they got engaged in 2019.

“Then there are the hard parts, sometimes you just want to forget,” says Kotb. “You want to delete them, you don’t want to share them because that’s not part of the pretty picture.

“But I think a lot of women know what it feels like in this moment, to change direction in life. And I feel really brave in this moment, I really do, that’s it. It’s such a strange feeling. But sometimes in your life, you just have to tell the truth.”

Kotb said sharing the news brought her a sense of relief.

“And sometimes you can take it, you can pretend and do things, and you’re not yourself, and you ask yourself, ‘Am I just an optimist?'” she said. “Maybe I’m an optimist, and sometimes you realize that optimism sometimes tries to put a circle in a square, and sometimes it doesn’t work. And it’s okay, and admittedly okay. it and say to yourself, ‘Okay, this is the path we’re going to take from here on. ‘

“I feel better because I said it. I feel better. Nothing helps your soul more than I think when you tell the truth.”

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