Kathie Lee Gifford got Married twice. Do you know who her Husbands were? Children: Son and a Daughter
Quick Fact Check
- Date of Birth 1953-08-16
- Age 66 Years 0 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Paris, France
- Profession Television Host, Singer
- Birth Name Kathie Lee Epstein
- Nick Name Kathie, Kathie Me
- Zodiac Sign Leo
- Ethnicity/Race Mixed
- Father Joan Cuttell
- Mother Aaron Epstein
- Brother/s David Paul Epstein
- Sister/s Michie Mader
- Son/s Cody Gifford
- Daughter/s Cassidy Gifford
- Relationship Status Single
- Husband/Spouse Frank Gifford (m. 1986–2015)
- Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
- Ex-Boyfriend Carl Weathers (1984-1985)
- Ex-Husband Paul Johnson (m. 1976–1983)
- Salary $5 Million Per Year
- Net Worth $60 Million
- Career 1970-present
- High School Bowie High School
- College Oral Roberts University
- Height/ How Tall? 5'5" (1.65 m)
- Weight 53 kg (117 lbs)
- Feet (Shoe) Size 7 (US)
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Blonde
- Eye Color Dark Brown
- Lesbian No
Kathryn Lee Gifford (Kathie)–best known for her 15-year run on the talk show Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin– is a versatile personality. An American television host, singer, songwriter, comedian, and actress; her personal life, as it seems, comes in all flavors.
Spare a few moments to explore her family, husband's tragedy and other aspects of Kathie's life!
Kathie's Second Marriage, Harsh History With First Husband
Did you know that Gifford’s been married more than once? Well, twice to be exact. In April 1976, she married Paul Johnson, a successful record player at the time. But the marriage did not last more than a decade.
In 1983, Kathie divorced Paul; subsequently, she met sports commentator Frank Gifford during episodes of ABC’s Good Morning America and ultimately got married to Frank in 1986. In an exclusive interview with Enquirer, Kathi Lee’s first husband Paul revealed the secret truth about the talk show queen and their marriage of seven years. According to Paul, their divorce followed soon after he discovered that Gifford’s relentless pursuit of fame would plunge him into a marital nightmare that haunts him until this day.
By the time she got married to Frank, she had been into the most famous television role for several months as a full-time morning talk show personnel. Her second husband Frank Gifford, unfortunately, died in August 2015 at the age of 84 due to natural causes.
Frank Gifford - Kathie's second husband (now deceased) (Photo: bloomberg.com)
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Kathie Lee Gifford opened up on the Today Show Friday about husband Frank Gifford's death, revealing that one of the hardest parts of the day was informing her daughter Cassidy of the tragic news.
Her son, Cody, is a film student and keenly interested in photography. Kathie said that her son Cody had even worked at her production company, but his father's death took away his enthusiasm subsequently.
(From right to left) Kathie, Frank (Kathie's second husband), and Cassidy (Kathie's daughter) (Photo: www.etonline.com)
Frank wrote his will in 2014, when Cody, 29, and Cassidy, 25, were already through their adolescence. Frank wanted them to continue living at home, though they did not receive any outrights gifts from their dad in his will. Frank, however, directed in his will that they were to inherit everything he had given their mom if she died before him.
Court papers put his fortune at $10 million, although it is apparently much more extensive, as his waterfront Connecticut home alone is worth around $22 million on the open market. Also, he owned a second property in key largo's ritzy Ocean Reef Club, where two bedrooms are priced for $2.5 million – all of which is controlled by Kathie Lee.
Dating After Husband’s Death
Kathie opened to Access Live about getting into dating circle in March 2018. Well, the host went on a date for the first time after two-and-half-years of her husband’s death. But the meeting didn’t go so well.
Kathie had a significant difference with the suitor. While the morning show host is an avid believer of faith, the guy in question didn’t subscribe to her beliefs. Although the date didn’t go well, Kathie won’t give up on dating.
But she feels men are insecure about strong independent women or atleast the men she has been around with are.
No matter how her dating life will go, Kudos for the widowed host for giving love a chance again. After all, it must be hard to return on the dating scene again after remaining married to her deceased American football player husband for 29 years until his death.
Kathie's Two Children, All Grown Up
Kathie's son Cody and daughter Cassidy have all grown up and are ready to set out.
Cody Newton Gilford graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and currently works as a writer and television producer. He holds a master's degree in creative writing and literature from Oxford University. He is now working as the acting principal of Little Giant Productions, Los Angeles.
Cassidy, however, took after her mother and is currently working as an actress. Her most notable works include The Gallows (2015), God's Not Dead (2014) and Synkhole (2017).
Both the siblings seem quite close and have stuck together through hard times. They truly appreciate the meaning of 'Family.'
Kathie Lee Gifford born on August 16, 1953, is an American television host, singer, songwriter, comedian, and actress, best known for her 15-year run (1985-2000) on the talk show Live with Regis, her co-television host.
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Furthermore, she was a much-loved host on NBC’s Today show. She hosted the show for nearly 11 years before leaving the show to concentrate on films and books.