Two years later, they announced their engagement. Hoda Koch Joel Schiffman They are each going their own ways.
In a tender moment of the Today show, the host confirmed the couple—who have been together since 2013 and have two daughters Hope1, and Haley, 4—made the decision to split after more than 8 years together.

Kotb stated that Joel and I had had many meaningful and prayerful conversations during the holiday season and decided we were better friends and parents than as engaged couples. We decided to begin a new year as loving parents of our adorable children as well as as friends.
It’s not like there are any bad blood. It’s not as if something had happened, she stated. They say that sometimes relationships are meant for a purpose, either for a time or for the rest of your life. I believe our relationship was meant for one season.