Hoda Kotb Shares How She and Ex Joel Schiffman Are Co-Parenting

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“I always imagined family as my mom, my dad, my brother, my sister,” she said in the interview. “I envisioned it that way until I was 50. Imagine someone saying, ‘Hey, guess what? You’re actually going to have a whole other family.’ It still surprises me! It delights me to know that I have Haley and Hope.”

Adding that her two girls—whom she adopted in 2017 and 2019—have been “doing really well” following their parents’ split, Hoda shared a sweet moment the three of them recently shared.

“They fell asleep on me yesterday after having meltdowns, and I sang to them, and in that moment I was just thinking to myself, ‘I get to feel these things,” she said. “We get to have this together.’ It blows my mind that I get to have this adorable little family that’s just right for me.”

People’s Family Issue hits newsstands August 19.

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