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Hoda Kotb Is Engaged — but Here's What Her Ex-Husband Says About Their Divorce


Host of the Today show and news anchor Hoda Kotb recently got engaged to her boyfriend of six years, Joel Schiffman, and revealed the news to viewers on Nov. 25. This is exciting news for the couple, who have two adopted children together, but this won't be Hoda's first marriage.

Their engagement announcement comes just over a decade after the anchor finalized her divorce with her ex-husband, Burzis Kanga. The two were only married for two years, and Hoda was clearly bitter about it years after.

Who is Burzis?

Hoda met Burzis on Valentine's Day at a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The two had a whirlwind romance, with Burzis proposing to her in May of 2005, for them to officially tie the knot that December in Punta Cana.

Burzis made a name for himself as the head coach of the men's and women's tennis teams at the University of Louisiana. At the time of their meeting, Hoda was a news anchor for a local station in New Orleans, which is how she met Burzis.