It’s been five years since Kathie Lee Gifford’s late husband Frank passed away, and while she’s open to finding love again, she won’t be doing so on the internet or apps.
Page Six reported that Gifford, 67, confirmed in a new interview with her good friend Jill Martin that she is currently single.
“When people ask me, ‘Are you looking for love?’ my attitude has got to be, well, I’m not actively looking for it,” she explained. “I can’t go on Web sites, and you know, dating apps and all that kind of stuff.”
Gifford went on to recall meeting Frank for the first time on the set of “Good Morning America” at 4am one day.
“I looked over at somebody in the dressing room, the best set of buns I’ve ever seen in my life, just leaned over a sink, putting in contact lenses,” she said. “I was supposed to be in that hallway that day; he was supposed to be in that room, putting in contact lenses. We were supposed to be. And I’d rather anything that happens in my life for the rest of my life to be organic and authentic that way, too.”
Gifford also said that her two adult children, Cassidy and Cody, are both moving to Nashville, Tennessee. This is the city that Gifford herself relocated to after Frank died.
“Can you believe it … I’ve not interfered in my children’s lives,” she exclaimed. They have interfered in mine, many times, but not me the other way around!”
Gifford then admitted that this year has been “tough” for her, but she’s trying to stay positive.
“I lost both of my parents and my husband and dear friends and now Regis this past year, and if I concentrated, Jill, on all the loss…,” she said. “My eyes would be filled with so many tears, that I wouldn’t be able to even see the great blessing in front of me of a beautiful, cozy blanket, of a glass of wine, of slippers.”
“You know, heat in my home,” Gifford concluded. “Just my family’s health. I mean that we’re always more blessed than we are burdened. I really do believe that.”