At first, they kept the relationship under wraps, and she only referred to him as "Boots" on the air, but two years into their relationship, she spilled the beans.Schiffman wasn't listed as the father on Haley Joy's adoption papers in order to simplify the process, but Kotb has said her little one will call him Dad and the two will raise her together."My outsides come and go, whether it's because of gray hairs or scars.All that stuff is going to be there, but I feel if I am comfortable with who I am on the inside, I will always be OK." Kotb's breast cancer treatment adversely affected her fertility, and less than a year after her recovery, she divorced her husband, tennis coach Burzis Kanga."You gradually learn to accept your body after cancer.I have always been pretty happy inside," she wrote.
If things go well, Hoda could ask for more next time if she re-ups her contract.” Kotb confirmed that she’s not making as much as Lauer, telling People magazine, “that’s not happening.” She added, “I think the whole money thing for me, I’ve always been sort of — I know it sounds ridiculous that I’m going to say this, but I really have done jobs I liked for the job I liked, because I never wanted to be happy every other Friday on pay day.
Here's what you need to know about the Kotb has often opened up on the air about her experience with breast cancer.
Though Kotb may have become a household name for drinking wine and having fun with Gifford, she has a solid reputation as a trusted journalist who has covered international news as often as she's opened up about her own life.
Although she was born in Oklahoma, Kotb spent the majority of her childhood in West Virginia.
She obtained her degree in broadcast journalism from Virginia Tech and has been working in the entertainment/news industry for nearly three decades. Kotb will be joining Savannah Guthrie at the anchor desk for the first two hours of the NBC morning talk show.