Hoda Kotb has regularly spoken about her desire to find love again since she and Joel Schiffman, 65, who she was with for eight years, called off their engagement in January 2022. And she opened up once again when she appeared on Bethenny Frankel’s Just B podcast on June 8th, telling the Real Housewives of New York Cityalum that she knows she’s “on the road” to finding love again.
“Sometimes I have a vision,” Hoda confessed when Bethenny asked her if it was important for her to be in a relationship with a man now, and if she proactively puts it out there because she wants it in the universe. “I picture this road that I’m on, and it’s lush and beautiful,” she continued, adding, “I picture my kids, and sometimes I have a vision of a man walking with us.” She added, “I know I’m on the road. Sometimes I can see it, and sometimes I can’t,” before ultimately revealing, “I’m open.”
The ladies discussed a number of things on the podcast, including what being an older parent is like. Hoda, 58, confessed that she “sometimes does the math” to calculate whether she could be there for important milestones in her daughters’ – Haley Joy, 5, and Hope Catherine, 3 – lives, such as their weddings and the birth of their own children, saying: “I look at my mom, who’s 86, and I think to myself, ‘OK, what’s the difference here between me and her? 30 years. OK, that’s kind of good.’ So I add 30 to Haley and I add 30 to Hope. And I think to myself, won’t that be spectacular? I can do that.”
“Wouldn’t that be amazing? Do I get to see them get married? Maybe. That would be really good. Or do I get to see them have a child? Maybe. That would be really good,” she continued, adding: “I think about it, but I don’t think about it on the end of, ‘Oh, no, I won’t be able to…’ I would be delighted if all those things were possible, and I think that would be special.”
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