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Hoda Kotb is engaged to boyfriend Joel Schiffman

Who doesn’t love Hoda Kotb!?  Certainly we know her long time boyfriend Joel Schiffman does, because he popped the question!

Showing off her giant engagement ring, Kotb revealed that Schiffman, 61, surprised her with a marriage proposal while they were on vacation recently in Mexico.

“Literally we went on our usual vacation. We ended up having a little dinner on the beach and were done with the dinner,” Kotb recalled. “I was eating the churros, licking the bowl … he said some beautiful things and got down on one knee and said, ‘Will you be my wife?’”

She added, “I was shocked.”

Kotb and Schiffman, who works in finance, are parents to adopted daughters Haley Joy, 2, and Hope Catherine, whom they welcomed earlier this year.

“We’re still trying to figure out that part of how to explain [the news] to [our daughters],” Kotb said.