The ‘Today’ co-host laughed at rumors that she was planning on having a third kid, but she didn’t rule out the possibility of adopting another child in the future.
When Hoda Kotb posted Instagram images of her daughters wearing matching “Big Sister” t-shirts, she confessed that she wasn’t trying to send a message to her fans. In a Tuesday October 5 interview with People’s Making Space podcast, the 57-year-old Today presenter stated that she and her fiancé Joel Schiffman, 63, have no plans for a third child. She did add the two were “discussing” the topic, even if they didn’t have any plans.
When questioned if she was “trying to tell us” something by sharing a series of photographs on Instagram on September 27, Hoda chuckled and said it was more about her shopping habits than it was about her becoming a mother for the third time. “All I’m trying to say is that I bought two shirts on Amazon,” she says. That’s what I’m trying to say!” she exclaimed.
Despite the fact that both kids looked gorgeous in similar shirts, Hoda joked that she doesn’t generally buy matching outfits for her daughters, but she did remark that she and Joel haven’t ruled out having a third child. “We’re talking about it, but the t-shirts weren’t a sign.”
Take a look at how I shop. You’d be humiliated. Everything I buy is from Amazon. ‘Get two,’ I simply say. As a result, I received two. “Oh, they both say, ‘Big sister, okay,'” she explained.
While they are open to having a third child, Hoda and Joel have shown that they are not in a hurry. “Anyway, that’s what we’re talking about.” That is something we hope will happen if it comes. So we’ll simply have to wait patiently!” she exclaimed. Hoda has two daughters, Haley Joy, four, and Hope Catherine, two, whom she adopted in 2017 and 2019.
In the conversation, Hoda talked about adopting and meeting her fiancé. “I met a fantastic guy. I got this amazing position at the Today Show, and best of all, I told the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life about a dream I’d had, and he responded, ‘Yes,’ when I said, ‘I’d like to explore adoption with you.’ ‘All my blessings are here in my 50s?’ I wondered at the time. “Who’d have guessed?” she exclaimed.