Hoda's wedding would have been this week. For now, she's 'perfectly fine' being a family

"I'm going to be really happy to get married, and I'm also perfectly fine right now as we nest and do our things."
/ Source: TODAY

Hoda Kotb may have had to postpone her wedding to fiancé Joel Schiffman, but the TODAY co-anchor is "perfectly fine" with how sweet the couple's life is right now.

Chatting with Jenna Bush Hager during the 3rd hour of TODAY on Friday, Hoda reminisced about how Schiffman popped the question during a tropical vacation one year ago.

"We were on the beach in Mexico," she recalled, noting that the last 12 months seem to have flown by "in a blink."

The couple's original plan was to walk down the aisle in a beachside ceremony in August 2020. But like so many other Americans, they decided to delay their nuptials because of the coronavirus outbreak. A new date was proposed for this fall — actually for last weekend — but that date got pushed back, too.

Hoda Kotb and fiancé Joel Schiffman have been together for more than seven years.Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Schiffman wasn't about to let the couple's date go by without a little celebration. The 62-year-old businessman "made it really special," Hoda shared.

Though she's excited to tie the knot, Hoda's life at home with her fiancé and their two daughters — Haley Joy, 3, and Hope Catherine, 1 — brings her all the happiness she could ever want. (In October, Hoda revealed that she and Schiffman had filled out paperwork to adopt a third child.)

"We're a family," said Hoda. "Like I'm about to interview Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, who never got married and they're a family with their children ... A family is a family is a family."

She added, "I'm going to be really happy to get married, and I'm also perfectly fine right now as we nest and do our things."

Jenna recalled that after getting engaged last November, Hoda came into Studio 1A beaming.

"My heart was pounding because there's something so fun about telling people you love some great news," Hoda told her co-host. "And knowing you all — like, you jumped out of your chair!"

The TODAY team's joyful reaction to Hoda's announcement reflected "everybody's truest feelings" toward her, said Jenna.

"Everybody's face was filled with pure happiness," Jenna recalled. "Just to have those moments are really what life's all about it."