Hoda Kotb of the Today Show recently opened up about the time her partner Joel Schiffman told her "I love you" for the first time. No matter who you are, it's always such a special moment in a relationship! The two have been together since 2013.\r\n\r\n\u201cHe was the first person to say \u2018I love you,\u2019 and I remember him saying it to me,\u201d Hoda recalls on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna. "And after he said it, I remember just sitting there because I wanted to feel it for a minute.\u201d Aww!\r\nThe moment when Joel Schiffman tells Hoda Kotb "I Love You"\r\n\r\n\r\nHoda continues, \u201cLike, just to sit with that for a minute \u2014 somebody saying, you know, he just said, \u2018I love you,\u2019\u201d she says. \u201cAnd I paused, and he goes, \u2018Don\u2019t leave me hanging out here in the abyss,\u2019\u201d she adds jokingly. Hoda also says that Joel saying just those three words alone was an "act of courage" to put himself out there like that. It's never easy to be the first one to say it!\r\n\r\n\u201cHe goes, \u2018Please,\u2019 and I told him I loved him, too, but I remember thinking to be the first person to say it is risky and that takes guts,\u201d Hoda says. \u201cAnd it\u2019s easy to be the one who says, \u2018I love you, too,\u2019 and I will always admire him because he has guts.\u201d\r\nThe two have an obviously strong and happy relationship\r\n\r\n\r\nShe says that when he told her he loved her, she knew at that moment that she truly did love him, too. But, she did need time to process the enormity of it all! \u201cSometimes, you want a moment to wash over you. I think a lot of moments were, like, he said it, I say it, \u2018cause I\u2019m a pleaser,\u201d she says.\r\n\r\n\u201cSo I\u2019m, like, I don\u2019t want him to feel bad, but in that moment I just wanted to \u2026,\u201d\u00a0 Hoda says without finishing her thought. It's safe to say this relationship is a strong one! The couple has also adopted two daughters in the time-span of 6 years.\r\nWill they ever marry?\r\n\r\n\r\nWill Hoda and Joel ever get married? Or will they end up like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, famously unmarried for over 30 years? Check out the video below! (Either way, we're so happy to Hoda and Joel's happy relationship and wish them many more happy years together!)\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/Q5RrVDWjjkY\r\nSee some adorable photos of Hoda Kotb's newly adopted daughter, Hope Catherine!