After 8 years, Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman split.

Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman, who got engaged in 2019 and have two daughters, are divorcing.

Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman have split up. The former couple, who have two daughters, Hope 2, 

and Haley, 4, have split up after getting engaged in November 2019. Kotb, 57, announced the news on TODAY 

with Hoda & Jenna on Monday, citing questions from viewers about her lack of an engagement ring. 

Joel and I have had many prayerful and meaningful conversations over the holidays and we decided that 

we're better as friends and parents than we are as an engaged couple, Kotb said.

"Nothing happened. Relationships can be for a reason, a season, 

or a lifetime. And I think ours was meant to be temporary 

"she said with co-host Jenna Bush Hager.