“It’s been so long since I’ve lived with someone, I’m a little concerned with me – not him. You know, it’s not going to be easy for poor Joel,” Kotb said. I know it sounds weird – I’ve been married, it’s like whatever. “I was afraid to tell my own mother that I was moving in with my boyfriend,” she explained on the show. “Sometimes in your life, things just don’t work out for whatever reason, so you say, ‘Well, I wasn’t meant to have that.’ But it was really hard to come to terms with it.” Kotb announced the news on social media and Matt Lauer broke the news during the broadcast.“She’s a Valentine’s baby so she’s a little nugget,” Kotb told Today. ” The Today Show host was careful about keeping her relationship a secret and only revealed her boyfriend’s name over a year after they started dating.Whom she dated: Ryan Gosling Age difference: Sixteen years — he was 22, she was 38. Cougar Scale: 5 — She hasn't dated anyone younger since (Ryan's age difference with Eva Mendes is six years! Whom she dated: John Mayer Age difference: Nine years — he was 31, she was 40. Cougar Scale 4 – She's currently engaged to Justin Theroux, who's only two years younger than Mayer.Whom she's dating: Ben Foster Age difference: Fourteen years — he's 33, she's 47. Cougar Scale: 6 — Ex-boyfriend, Talan Torriero, was eight years her junior. Cougar Scale: 8 —Trump's ex-husband, Rossano Rubicondi, was twenty-three years her junior!Whom she dated: John Molner Age difference: Six years — he was 49, she was 55. Cougar Scale: 7 – Her previous boyfriend, Brooks Perlin, was seventeen years her junior. Cougar Scale: 3 — She's been linked with 28-year-old soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.Whom she dated: River Viiperi Age difference: Eleven years — he was 21, she was 32. Whom she dated: Ashton Kutcher Age difference: 16 years — he was 25, she was 41.
Cougar Scale: 5 — She was rumored to have dated Hayden Christensen, who was six years younger than her.
During his time at UCLA, he was on the UCLA Rugby Team and in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Schiffman’s daughter and Kotb apparently get along very well.