Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman have their co-parenting dynamic eight months after ending their engagement.
The co-anchor of the show “Today,” 58, called her ex-fiancée, 64, a “great dad” in an interview with People published Tuesday.
‘He has a Saturday and I have a Sunday. We switch every week,” she said of their schedule with daughters Haley, 5, and Hope, 3. “He’ll take the girls and do some fun stuff, and I’ll take some quiet time.
“It’s a healthy mix, and the kids love it,” Kotb continued, noting that she and Schiffman have two nannies and are “very open about solving things” so that all needs are met.
The broadcast journalist and financier began dating in 2013, and got engaged six years later.
After struggling to plan their wedding amid the coronavirus pandemic, the duo finally called it quits in December 2021.
“Joel and I had many prayerful and meaningful conversations over the holidays, and we’ve decided we’re better as friends and parents than as an engaged couple,” Kotb told NBC viewers in January after eagle-eyed fans noticed her missing. engagement ring.
The former “Dateline” correspondent confirmed on Tuesday that she still feels she and Schiffman are on the “right track”.
When asked about her dating life, Kotb replied, “I’ve had previous loves and I feel like I’ll have future loves. Once you fully know who you are, love can come in.”
In May, the Daytime Emmy winner told People she had an “open heart” and days later joked to “Entertainment Tonight” that she “estimated” single life and only stepped into the dating pool “on tiptoe”.
“Anyone who wants to date Hoda has to go through us first,” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie joked with Jenna Bush Hager at the time.
Former President George W. Bush’s daughter chimed in: “It’s a wild girls’ summer and we’re leading the charge!”