News show "Today" presenter Hoda Kotb and high-powered New York- and Miami-based lawyer Jay Blumenkopf split in June 2012 after Blumenkopf reportedly called off the relationship because he did not see himself marrying Kotb and having a future with her. The split was made public in December 2012.
Although the two separated on friendly terms, it left Kotb devastated as she gushed about how in love she and Blumenkopf were as late as February 2012 and how she found true love at the late age of 47. Sources speculated that the demands of their busy careers and frequent time apart were to blame. The two met after being set up on a blind date by Blumenkopf's two daughters, who asked Kotb to date their father during her book signing. As of January 2015, Kotb is dating New York financier Joel Schiffman, who is six years her senior.