NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Hoda Kotb has revealed the identity of her secret boyfriend.
The 50-year-old television host announced Tuesday she and 56-year-old financier Joel Schiffman are dating on Today. Kotb and Schiffman have been together for two years, but kept their relationship tightly under wraps.
"You know, I have to say, I feel some relief," she admitted to guest anchor Billy Bush. "You know when you feel like you're keeping a secret? I talked to him this morning and I was like, 'Who cares?' He said, 'Who cares?' Who cares! There he is!"
Kotb and Schiffman attended the 25th Annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic in November 2014, but did not disclose the financier's name. The pair decided to go public after The Daily Mail outed the couple early Tuesday morning.
Kotb was previously married to Burzis Kanga from 2005 to 2007. She and Schiffman met by chance, and the television host declared herself "very blessed" to "have found real-life joy" in an August 2014 interview with the Huffington Post.