At 57 years old, Today show host Hoda Kotb is entering a new phase in her life. She is now a single mom to her two young daughters, ages 2 and 4, after breaking up with her longtime love and fiancee, Joel Schiffman. Hoda made the announcement on her show with Jenna Bush Hager after viewers began writing in asking why she wasn’t wearing her engagement ring. Hoda and Joel were together for 8 years and engaged since 2019, according to People magazine.

After experiencing motherhood later in life and after achieving success in her career, this is a new era this glow getter. But Hoda has overcome huge challenges before, including breast cancer, and always shares about her supportive family, all while managing a demanding career, so she may be OK. But it always helps for anyone to hear comforting words during times of stress. What advice would you share about being a single, working parent if Hoda was your friend? Share in the comments on our Instagram.

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Markette Sheppard

Markette Sheppard is an Emmy award-winning TV host, children's book author, marketing executive and founder of Glow Stream TV. Follow her online @markettesheppard and @glowstreamtv.

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