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TODAY Co-Anchor Hoda Kotb & Lawyer Boyfriend Split, 'Relationship Had Run Its Course'


Dec. 12 2012, Published 6:30 a.m. ET

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By Jen Heger - Assistant Managing Editor

Popular morning news personality, Hoda Kotb, who co-hosts the fourth hour of the beleaguered TODAY with Kathie Lee Gifford, has split from her lawyer boyfriend, Jay Blumenkopf, is exclusively reporting.

"Hoda and Jay dated for over a year but decided to part ways about two months ago," a source close to the situation tells "There was no drama, they just realized that the relationship had run its course. They hope to remain friends."

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During an appearance on Bethenny Frankel's show back in February, Kotb credited the Skinny Girl multi-millionaire mogul with giving her the courage to go out with Jay.

"It's the real thing. It's the real friggin' thing Bethenny. It's the real thing. I found the real thing at 47," Kotb said. "The other thing was so not the real thing, and I thought it was . . . . The fact that you can still feel butterflies at 47 is really cool."

Blumenkopf even appeared during the fourth hour of TODAY on Kotb's birthday as a surprise for the breast cancer survivor. But, despite having the full backing of her friends and even Blumenkopf's two children, sadly the couple was unable to go the course.

"Jay is a very successful litigator and travels a lot," the source says. "He splits his time between New York and Boca Raton, Florida, and they were just spending too much time apart to be able to make the relationship work. It was actually Jay's two daughters who set Hoda and Jay up on a blind date after approaching Hoda at her book signing with a note that said, '10 reasons why you should go out with our dad.'

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"It wasn't an easy decision for the pair to end the relationship, but they knew it was for the best."

A rep for TODAY didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.


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