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Secret Marriage! Hoda Kotb’s Explosive Divorce File Uncovered

Before Hoda Kotb replaced disgraced Matt Lauer on Today, she was trying to shutdown a scandal of her own. A never-before-seen divorce file exclusively obtained by reveals new details about her sudden split from ex-husband Burzis Kanga.

In a minute order obtained from the New York State Supreme Court, Kotb filed for divorce from Kanga on February 15, 2007.


He responded to the divorce complaint on September 18, 2007.

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The divorce was finalized on February 6, 2008.

Kotb opened up about her divorce on Valentine’s Day 2013.

“Valentine’s Day, I’ll be honest with you, is not my favorite holiday of the year,” she explained on Today. “I met my first husband on Valentine’s Day. And we signed our divorce papers on Valentine’s Day.”

Kotb and Kanga, who is a former Tennis coach, met at an event for the American Heart Association on Valentine’s Day in New Orleans.

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He proposed in May 2005 and tied the knot in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic that December.

She told Living New Orleans of married life in June 2006, “Married life has been great. We love just kind of knocking around New York, doing some Broadway plays, going out to eat. There’s a neighborhood bar that we like that plays soul music. If I would have known it was this much fun, I probably would have done it a long time ago!”

NBC announced that Kobt is replacing Today co-anchor Lauer earlier this month after he was let go for allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.

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