Kathie Lee Gifford, former co-host of Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda, is having fun with life in her new house of Nashville, Tennessee whereas engaged on a plethora of artistic initiatives. The mother of two grownup youngsters – son Cody and daughter Cassidy – Gifford now has two weddings to plan since each of her youngsters just lately acquired engaged.
Over the weekend, Gifford gave a shoutout to her firstborn who simply hit a milestone.
The speak present host and NFL star get married
Gifford married NFL Hall of Famer Frank Gifford in 1986. Frank was 23 years older than the tv character and already had three youngsters from his first marriage, making him a bit hesitant on having extra youngsters, Good Housekeeping reported. Yet they solid forward to have youngsters of their very own, welcoming son Cody in 1990 and daughter Cassidy in 1993.
Frank handed away in August 2015 on the age of 84, following 29 years of marriage to Gifford. The former Today host paid tribute to her late husband in a 2015 speech when she was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.
“He gave me the two greatest gifts that any human being could ever have, and that’s their children,” Gifford mentioned, in keeping with Today.com. “My children make me a better person every day … The hardest thing in the world to do is raise two people in this world we live in today — who love God, who love their country… I am truly the most blessed woman on the earth.”
Wedding plans occasions two
In May, Gifford took to social media sharing the information of her son’s engagement to longtime girlfriend Erika Brown. “My son is engaged and I couldn’t be happier for him and [Erika],” Gifford wrote on Instagram, alongside a pic of Cody and his bride-to-be sharing a smooch.
Cody’s information was quickly adopted by Gifford’s daughter Cassidy making an announcement of her personal in November, the place her boyfriend Ben Wierda popped the query (Cassidy mentioned sure!).
“So thrilled to announce that my beautiful daughter, @cassidygiff is engaged to a wonderful man, Ben @letsgetwierda,” Gifford captioned a photograph of the elated couple. “I am beyond the moon and stars. Thank you, LORD!”
Now with two weddings to plan, Gifford is ready for some large payments headed her approach. “Let’s just put it this way, I’m writing an awful lot of checks for my daughter!” she informed Closer Weekly in January. “Thank goodness I don’t have to pay for Cody’s too!”
Gifford’s firstborn turns 30
On March 22, Gifford tweeted out a loving birthday want to her firstborn little one who was celebrating a milestone.
Fans chimed in to hitch Gifford within the tribute, recalling when she was on her morning speak present with Regis Philbin and anticipating her first little one.
“It seems not long ago when Cody was born, then Cassidy,” another posted. “We first saw them each when you were with Regis. You, Frank & Family(dogs included!).”
“It’s the big 30! Happy Birthday Cody!” one other follower wrote on Twitter. “We remember your Mom with Regis so happy just waiting for you to be born!”
Now with each of her youngsters totally grown and heading their very own lives and relationships, Gifford is having fun with this subsequent season with them as a mother or father and a friend.
“They’re both great human beings who realized that their mama needs them now more than they need me. They come home a lot, and it means the world to me,” Gifford mentioned, as reported by People. “When your children ultimately become your dear friends, you know you’ve made a switch in the relationship.”