Kathie Lee Gifford Is Open to Falling in Love Again after Her Husband's Death

Afouda Bamidele
Oct 11, 2020
07:30 P.M.
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Five years after her husband passed away, TV personality, Kathie Lee Gifford revealed that she was ready to give love another chance.


Kathie Lee Gifford is famously known for her remarkable talents as a TV presenter but despite her successful career, the 67-year-old's love life has been on hold ever since the death of her husband but it appeared the TV host was ready for love once more.

The author of "The Gift That I Can Give" disclosed that she was open to starting a new love chapter in her life even though she had other goals she was focused on such as the romantic movie "Then Came You" which she wrote, produced and starred in.

Kathie Lee Gifford at Broadcasting and Cable Hall Of Fame Awards 25th Anniversary Gala at The Waldorf Astoria on October 20, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images


According to sources, the 67-year-old was inspired to create the movie when TV host, Craig Ferguson made an appearance on the "Today" show in 2017 and proposed that the pair make a movie together.

Despite the 23 year age gap between the late sports commentator and [Kathie], the pair were able to share nearly 30 wonderful years together.


The "Only My Pillow Knows" singer wrote the script for the movie the next day and the plot was quite similar to the actress's life. The story was about a widow named Annabelle (played by Gifford), learning to love again as she took a trip with her husband's ashes and visited their favorite movie locations.

Just like the movie, the former host of "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" is learning to love again and she took the first step last year by moving out of the house she shared with her late husband in Connecticut for a fresh start in Nashville.


The co-host of the "Kathie Lee and Hoda" show confessed that the main reason for the move was because she battled with loneliness and was in search of an active life.

The TV presenter may have found that in her rumored new romance with a man she described as a "sweet guy." Although the "Help Is On The Way" singer has not confirmed who this man is, sources claimed that his name is Randy Cronk.


Information regarding Gifford's new boyfriend included the fact that he was standing next to the "He Saw Jesus" singer in a group photo she uploaded on Instagram in July 2019. Cronk is rumored to be a decade younger than his girlfriend and he lives in Tennessee where he works as an insurance agent.

However, the mother-of-two new romance was quite different when compared to her love story with the former NFL player, Frank Gifford who she met in the 80's on the set of the show "Good Morning America."

Frank Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford at the Westport Country Playhouse benefit dinner at The Hyatt Regency on October 14, 2004 | Photo: Getty Images


The couple tied the knot on October 18, 1986, and welcomed their first child and son, Cody Newton Gifford in 1990 and their daughter, Cassidy Erin Gifford in 1993

Despite the 23 year age gap between the late sports commentator and his wife, the pair were able to share nearly 30 wonderful years together before Frank’s passing in August 2015.


The "Good Morning America" host pulled through the heartbreaking period just as she did in 1997 when reports of her husband's infidelity with a flight attendant surfaced.

The mother-of-two focused solely on raising her children and her career over the years but now the 67-year-old is focusing on herself with her new boyfriend, Cronk who was spotted dancing and kissing Gifford during a concert for a band in August 2019.