Kathie Lee Gifford, a former talk show host, has faced tough times lately. Her husband, Frank Gifford, passed away five years ago after they were married for 29 years.
But Kathie has found comfort in her supportive family, especially her children Cassidy and Cody. She’s even started dating again, though not actively searching for love.
Since leaving her job on NBC, Kathie has been spending time with her family in Tennessee. She’s grateful for her life despite missing Frank every day.
What’s admirable about Kathie is her down-to-earth nature despite being a celebrity. She values family above all and has a close bond with her adult children, which is something all parents should aspire to.
A touching moment was when Cody and Cassidy surprised Kathie on her last episode of Today in 2019 with a heartfelt message.
Kathie and Frank’s love story began in the 1980s, and they got married in 1986. Despite their age difference, they fell in love quickly.
They had two children together, Cody and Cassidy. However, they also experienced the sadness of a miscarriage before welcoming Cassidy into the world in 1993.
Cody followed his parents into the entertainment industry, co-starring with Kathie in a movie and later founding his own media company. He married his college sweetheart, Erika, in 2020.
Cassidy, like her parents and brother, pursued a career in Hollywood after studying at USC. She married her childhood friend, Ben, also in 2020.
Both Cody and Cassidy share a close relationship with their mom and are proud of their family heritage.