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Hoda Kotb and her ex-husband Burzis Kanga, Know about their married life, divorce and children

Updated On 08 Jan, 2023 Published On 27 Nov, 2016
Hoda Kotb and her ex-husband Burzis Kanga, Know about their married life, divorce and children

The co-host of NBC's show Today show is again in a relationship, having divorced earlier. She is well known for her successful career. Once, she failed in her married life. She started dating a new guy. You must be speculating about her new partner. Let's explore her personal Life.

The co-host of NBC’s show Today show, Hoda Kotb, is again in a relationship after divorcing her husband earlier. She is well known through her successful career but today, let us discuss her personal life. 

Once she had failed married life, however, 'The past is past, and you have a start a new life.' Likewise, She also started dating a new guy. You must be speculating about her new partner. Let us explore her personal life. 

Hoda Kotb's Married Life, Ex-husband, And Divorce

Previously, in 2005, Hoda married the University of New Orleans Head Tennis Coach Burzis Kanga. Still, unfortunately, the couple, who first met on Valentine's Day, called it quits after just 2 years of marriage in 2007.

They divorced on valentine's day itself. Later, Hoda was diagnosed with breast cancer.


Hoda Kotb with her former husband, Burzis Kanga

Their fans do many assumptions. Did Kanga leave Hoda precisely because of her breast cancer? The reason is still unknown. 

Her cancer struggling days were documented in the Today Show along with following successful treatment on Television.

Burzis Kanga

Though, she did not give the proper reason for her divorce. She revealed that Valentine's day is the worst day of her life.

While people enjoy 14 February with their loved ones, Hoda thinks of that day as a black day of her life. During the two years of their marriage, the couple was not blessed with children.

Hoda Kotb’s Boyfriend And Dating Affairs

Later, Hoda dated Jay BlumenKopf but eventually, he dumped Hoda. After breaking up with Jay, she has been dating New York Financier Joel Schiffman.

Hoda Kotb in a photo shoot

The couple revealed their relationship only after their pictures were revealed on the web. Hoda was with her Beau at the Rio Olympics held in Brazil. 


Turned out to be a Gorgeous night in rio xo

A photo posted by Hoda Kotb (hodakotb) on

In 2013, the duo was spotted at the beach in Florida, which made it clear that they were deeply in Love and enjoyed spending time with each other. The pair celebrated the third anniversary of their relationship in 2016 with Kotb’s Colleagues. During the first anniversary of the Duo, Joel gifted a guitar to her.


The pair were seen together at various events and occasions. Hoda and her boyfriend were present at the 25th annual Chris Event.

Similarly, the two of them were spotted with friends enjoying a night out in New Orleans. Looking at her recent Instagram posts, we can say that the couple is still together and going on serious in their relationship.

During her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in September 2018, she was questioned about her relationship with Schiffman and their plans for marriage.

She replied,

"I love Joel. I mean, I’m going to be with Joel until my last breath — I know that."

Andy Cohen referred the couple to Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, who has been unmarried for 35 years and are still very happy in their relationship.

They first met at a Wall Street event and dated quietly for some years before going public in 2015.


New Orleans nights! The best!

A photo posted by Hoda Kotb (hodakotb) on

Hoda Kotb Starting A Family

In October 2016, Kotb revealed the couple was moving in together. It was a big step to get a place with her new Beau. Speaking on this, she said:

"Joel and I are getting an apartment together, so we went to see it with the measuring tape. It's a little weird to be in your 50s and we're like Hey, we're moving in! It's like your kids. It's so weird."

This adorable couple took their relationship even further when they adopted a baby girl Haley Joy in February 2017. Kotb explained in an interview that treatment for breast cancer left her unable to conceive. After moving in with Schiffman, who had a daughter from a previous relationship, Kotb brought up this complex topic of adoption.



A post shared by Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) on

Kotb revealed they worked with a New York adoption agency and left Schiffman's name off the paperwork to speed up the process.

Hoda Kotb’s Professional Career

A Daytime Emmy award winner, Hoda is an American Television news anchor and host known as co-host of NBC’s 'Today Show.'

She appears on the Fourth hour of Today Show. She began a career in 1998 as a correspondent. She has also written New York Times bestselling books Like 'Bad Zones Cancer,' 'Bad Hair,' 'Kathie Lee' and 'How I survived war zones.'

She also appeared in the music video 'For I’m Gonna Love You Through It' by Martina McBride. Recently in 2016, she released her third book, 'Where They Belong.'

The book is about the best decisions people rarely make, including stories of inspiring people who have found themselves in unexpected moments and circumstances.

Hoda Kotb: Quick Facts

  • Born on 9 August 1964 in Norman, Oklahoma.
  • Her birth sign is Leo.
  • She spent most of her childhood days in Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • She completed her graduation from Fort Hunt School in 1982.
  • She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism.
  • She won Daytime Emmy Award as part of the Today Show in 2010.
  • She has an estimated net worth of about $30 million.

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