Hoda Kotb’s six-year anniversary with her longtime love Joel Schiffman was technically last week, but it looks like the two are still celebrating.
The 54-year-old Today anchor, who has been on maternity leave since she adopted her second daughter, Hope Catherine, in April, enjoyed a night out in Central Park with her financier beau on Thursday in honor of their big day.
‘Joel and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary tonight in @centralparknyc,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘The Philharmonic played for us and 49,999 of our closest friends… a free concert on a gorgeous night.’
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Parents’ night out: Hoda Kotb and her longtime boyfriend Joel Schiffman celebrated their six-year anniversary watching the Philharmonic in Central Park on Thursday evening
Not-so private evening: The 54-year-old shared a photo of the view and joked ‘the Philharmonic played for us and 49,999 of our closest friends’
Hoda went on to thank their friend Cindy for packing them a ‘surprise picnic basket’ for the special outing.
The journalist shared a sweet photo of herself cuddled up to Joel in their chairs on the grass while holding their insulated wine tumblers.
In the snapshot, Hoda looks relaxed in a sunny yellow and white striped button-down blouse and jeans, while Joel matches her in a checked button-down and shorts.
Both of them are smiling from ear to ear in the sweet snapshot, which has received nearly 100,00 likes in just one day.
Hoda also posted a picture of the audience members sitting in front of them, as well as a video of dozens of people bustling around them.
Crowded: Hoda also posted a video of dozens of people bustling around them at the free concert
Sill celebrating: The couple’s anniversary was actually last week, and she took to Instagram the day after to pay tribute to Joel
Grateful: In her post, she wrote that in the past six years, they have adopted two children and have gone through two new jobs
‘This is like insane. This is crazy,’ she can be heard saying in the background of the short clip, which appears to have been filmed while she was making her way through the crowd.
The couple’s anniversary actually fell on June 4, but Hoda spent the day in visiting the Sesame Place theme park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, with her Sesame Street-loving daughter Haley Joy.
However, the next day, she paid tribute to her live-in boyfriend and thanked Today show producer Joanne LaMarca for helping them get together.
‘Yesterday marked 6 years with this incredible man. 6 years..2 children..2 new jobs…1 grateful heart ps thank you @jolamathisen and #tyler .. if it weren’t for you two.. we never would have met on that night,’ Hoda wrote on Instagram.
Along with the touching post, the mother-of-two shared a photo of herself cuddled up to Joel at a romantic dinner.
All smiles: On the day of their anniversary, Hoda took her two-year-old daughter Haley Joy to Langhorne, Pennsylvania, to visit Sesame Place, a theme park inspired by Sesame Street
Family: Hoda is back in New York City after enjoying her first family vacation as a mother-of-two. She and Joel took their daughters Haley and Hope to the beach last month (pictured)
Too cute: Hoda shared adorable photos of her eldest daughter getting ice cream on Sunday
It’s been a whirlwind few years for the couple, who are happily raising two-year-old Haley Joy and newborn Hope Catherine together.
Hoda, who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 42 years old, came out of treatment unable to conceive and believed for a long time that motherhood just wasn’t in the cards for her.
Ten years later, she became a mother for the first time when she adopted Haley in February 2017 with the support of Joel. After opening about her desire to adopt another child, they welcomed Hope into their family a few months ago.
The Today host is over the moon with her two little girls, and she loves sharing photos of her family on Instagram.
Last Sunday, she and Haley enjoyed a trip to an ice cream shop together, and she couldn’t resist posting a snapshot of her daughter with her dessert.
Sweet: One snapshot shows Haley holding an ice cream and smiling brightly at the camera
Work family: Hoda stopped by Jenna Bush Hager’s baby shower on Tuesday with her colleagues Siri Daly, Savannah Guthrie, Megan Stackhouse, and Libby Leist (L to R)
Reunited: One of Jenna’s highlights from the shower was seeing Hoda, who has been on maternity leave since she adopted her second child, Hope Catherine, in April
‘Ice cream kinda night,’ she captioned the images, which included a sweet photo of herself holding Haley on her hip while they waited in line.
And while Hoda is a busy mother-of-two these days, she still makes time for her friends. She stopped by her Today co-host Jenna Bush Hager’s baby shower on Tuesday, and the expectant mom couldn’t have been happier.
‘She was there before I was,’ Jenna, 37, admitted on the Today show the next morning. ‘She was five minutes early.’
Savannah Guthrie, 47, joked that she did the ‘famous Hodini’ when she left a little early, but she noted that she understands because she has ‘babies to get back to.’
‘Hoda rolled in her state of bliss, which is now eternal. And you see her and she’s so happy,’ she said of her co-anchor.
‘She’s coming back,’ Savannah added. ‘People probably think she is so happy she’s not gonna come back. She’s coming back.’