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08/08/2014 09:08 am ET Updated Aug 08, 2014

Hoda Kotb: I Almost Didn't Meet My Mystery Boyfriend (VIDEO)

Though Hoda Kotb is now happily in a relationship, the "Today" anchor was at first reluctant to re-enter the dating scene after her divorce.

"I'm at a stage in my life where I've been married once, and I got back into the dating pool and it's always awkward and weird, to be in your 50s going 'hi, do you have any brothers or sisters?'," she said on HuffPost Live. "It's just freaky."

Kotb first mentioned her current boyfriend on "Today" last fall, and mentioned him again on the show this spring, after the couple went to a Broadway play together.

She has yet to share his name or photo, but she did tell host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that she almost didn't meet him.

"I almost didn't go out the night I met him, because you know how you don't feel like it because it's raining and icky and why not just watch a 'Law and Order' re-run and stay home and eat potato chips? And I was so glad I went out that night because it was a chance meeting that ended up being kind of a life-transforming event for me."

She added, "I feel like I have found real-life joy right as I'm knocking on the door of 50, with a wonderful guy, and I feel very blessed, you know?"

Kotb refused to reveal the identity of her "mystery man," but played along with HuffPost Live's guessing game. She jokingly confirmed that her boyfriend is not Justin Bieber, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Charlie Sheen or Derek Jeter.

Watch the full conversation on HuffPost Live.

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