Kathie Lee Opens Up About Being A Widow

Kathie Lee Opens Up About Being A Widow

Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford were married for 29 years before he passed away in 2015 at the age of 84. It was a Sunday morning and Kathie Lee found him on the floor of the home that they shared together. The talk show host has always been open about her loss and how she continues to heal each day.

Now, as the 3-year anniversary of his death nears, Kathie Lee is reflecting on life as a widow. “You have a moment where you just accept that you are a widow. It looks weird to you for the longest time. You don’t define yourself that way.” Kathie Lee shares that on the one-year anniversary of Frank’s passing, she moved her wedding ring from her left hand to her right. That was the moment that she was ready to not be defined by her husband’s death.

It’s obvious that the couple shared so much love for each other over the years, but I’m so glad that Kathie Lee has the strength to continue on and finding happiness. During the segment on Kathie Lee and Hoda’s morning show, the host also recalled the moment that her parents first met Frank. At the time, Frank was a huge star in the sports world and he was significantly older than Kathie Lee. But it only took a few minutes before he completely won over her parents and all of their reservations were brushed aside.

Kathie Lee is such a strong woman and she truly is an inspiration to us all. Thank you for having the courage to share your story and help millions of others around the world on their journey to healing too.

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