Kathie Lee Gifford Reveals She’s ‘Open To Love’ Three Years After Her Husband’s Death

It’s been nearly four years since Frank Gifford tragically passed away in August of 2015. Now, his wife Kathie Lee Gifford has given a new interview in which she admitted that she is finally “open to love” after his passing.

“I’m open to love, but I don’t think you go out and find love; I think that it finds you,” Kathie Lee said at her Today show farewell party in New York City last Tuesday. “I’m a woman of faith, so I also think that if God wants it, then he’ll bring it. Maybe I have [found love] already and just don’t know it. We’ll see.”

When asked what Kathie Lee is looking for in a partner, her Today show cohost Hoda Kotb joked, “Well, the main requirement for her is that they have all their own teeth. That’s very important!”

Though she said that she is “feeling OK” three years after Frank’s passing, Kathie Lee admitted that it’s still hard for her to deal with sometimes.

“I was having a rough time [in the beginning],” she said. “But I’m allowing myself to feel OK.”

“If you’re not careful, what you’ve lost in life can define you,” Kathie Lee continued. “It’s so much healthier to be defined by what you still have. I’m making big changes in my life because I need to; really big changes that are feeding my soul. Otherwise, despair sets in and loneliness can be crippling. I didn’t have to stay in this big house anymore. I found myself dealing with crippling loneliness. I had to make moves and spiritual moves. You gotta make new memories or the old ones are going to kill you.”

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