TODAY show co-host Hoda Kotb has been secretly spending nights with her boyfriend for two years — because the 52-year-old is too scared to tell her mom, Sameha!
"I was afraid to tell my own mother I was moving in with my boyfriend," Hoda has admitted. "It's like we're kids!"
Still, Sameha will find out soon enough because her daughter and financial executive Joel Schiffman, 58, are hunting for a new apartment — and wedding bells are looming in the future.
"I'm in love — love's good," Kotb, who had a brief marriage to a tennis coach from 2005 to 2007, has said. "I didn't think I would want to get married again — but yes!"
Still, when Schiffman proposes, he should keep it low-key.
"Hoda doesn't like bells and whistles and planes flying overhead," a source told RadarOnline.com. "She says certain things are intimate and just between two people."
Kathie Lee Gifford's TV sidekick didn't think she'd find love again following her divorce. But after beating deadly breast cancer, she dated lawyer Jay Blumenkopf for a year. They split in 2012.
Kotb almost missed her chance to meet Schiffman at a Wall Street event, where he asked her to autograph his copy of her book.
She has called that magic moment with Schiffman, father of daughter Kyle from his first marriage, "a life-transforming meeting for me!"
While she's head over heels in love, living under the same roof could test their relationship.
"It's so long since I've lived with someone," she recently confessed. "I am a little concerned with me — not him."
"Like how I am as a human. It's not going to be easy for poor Joel."
And she's not kidding!
"Hoda's a hoarder at home, cramming her pad full of knickknacks she refuses to throw out," said a source.
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