Hoda Kotb's Family Is the Definition of Sweet — Meet Her 2 Kids, Haley and Hope

Hoda Kotb and her fiancé, Joel Schiffman, have quite the cute little family. Hoda's two daughters, who joined the party in 2017 and 2019, are the lights of her life, and motherhood has left her positively glowing. Hoda and Joel have officially been together since 2016 — and got engaged in November! — and bringing up wanting to be a mother was initially tough for the Today Show anchor.

Hoda told Dr. Oz in 2018: "I remember I said to Joel, 'I want to ask you a question. I'm going to bring something up to you and don't answer me right now.' I said, 'Just let it marinate for a day or a week or as long as you need.' He said, 'OK.' I said, 'I can't hold it in, so I'm going to say it.' So I said, 'I'd like to explore adoption with you.' And he said, 'I don't need a day.'"

And the rest is history (and as it turns out, baby number three may not be off the table)! Scroll through to meet Hoda's two precious daughters.

Haley Joy Kotb

After being told she couldn't conceive due to a cancer diagnosis, Hoda formally adopted her oldest daughter, Haley Joy, in 2017 at the age of 52. Despite trying to put the thought of motherhood out of her mind, she told Dr. Oz: "So I never talked about it. Then one day, sometimes you can only push your feelings away for so long and then you say, 'That's enough.' I have to say it out loud."

Hoda shared a sweet throwback picture of herself and Haley on her daughter's third birthday (which is Feb. 14!), writing: "I believe in miracles. My first one happened 3 years ago. My only request... is for you Father Time ... pls slow down."

Hope Catherine Kotb

In April 2019, Hoda surprised her Today Show coanchors by announcing the arrival of her second daughter, Hope Catherine (pictured right), on a phone call with them all. After sharing that she had news, Hoda told them: "It's a girl! And her name is Hope."

Hoda celebrated her daughter's first birthday on April 12 with a Sesame Street-themed party. She shared adorable photos of her homemade cake, a Zoom video call celebration, and Haley helping her younger sister open presents.

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