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We love ourselves a good celebrity proposal. A mind-blowing engagement ring, a few over-the-top surprises, and a picture-perfect photo op never fail to make us smile and start counting down the months, weeks, days, until the star-studded wedding. Remember Kanye West's larger than life jumbotron proposal? Or how about when Jose Antonio Baston popped the question to Eva Longoria amongst the desert sand dunes in Dubai? Yup, we definitely love an epic engagement story, but there's one certain morning show host who feels a little differently about over-the-top proposals. Hoda Kotb recently divulged her ideal wedding proposal — and it's nowhere near as big as her personality!
Hoda Kotb, co-host of NBC's Today, has been dating her sweetheart, financier Joel Schiffman, for three years now. And with Kotb declaring that "He's a guy that gives me butterflies again at 50-years-old," to People magazine, we're of course already hearing wedding bells for the New York City duo. (It is what we do, after all!) And apparently, stunning sparklers and white dresses are on Kotb's mind as well, as she just shared her dream popped question scenario with E! News.
So what would get the previously married talkshow host back into bridal mode? "I don't like bells and whistles and planes flying overhead and flash mobs," Kotb revealed. "I feel like there's certain things in life that are intimate and between two people." So getting down on one knee with Howard Stern looking on and the public listening in (à la Maria Menounos) probably wouldn't earn an "I do" from Kotb! "I like it more low-key."
While we do tend to fall for gigantic gestures (particularly the celebrity kind!), too-sweet private proposals never fail to send our hearts all aflutter, either! Now, you heard the woman, Joel! time to Get on it!