connectVideoKathie Lee Gifford leaving NBC’s ‘Today’ show, fans react
Kathie Lee Gifford showed they would abandon the idea of NBC’s ‘Today’ show next year, shocking viewers with many taking to social media to voice their amazement and disappointment, while that of the old host luck and the opportunity to discuss her possible replacement.
“Today” host Kathie Lee Gifford revealed she is “dealing with loneliness cripple” after the death of her husband and mother.
Gifford, 65, is preparing to say goodbye to the “Today” show on 5 April after 11 years on the program. However, the old tv-personality, got candid about the fact that a widow and empty nester. Gifford’s mother, Joan Epstein died in September 2017. Her husband, Frank Gifford, died in August of 2015.
“You’re fighting a lot of things as you get older, especially as a widow, the loss of a spouse,” Gifford told AARP The Magazine, according to “Entertainment Tonight.” “It was me the other day, I am a widow, I am an orphan, because my mother also passed and I’m an empty nester all at the same time. If you’re not careful, what you have lost in life. It is so much healthier to be determined by what you still have. I am making big changes in my life, because I have to, really large changes that are feeding my soul. Otherwise, despair sets in and loneliness can be crippling.”
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“I didn’t have to stay in this big house anymore,” she continued. “I found myself dealing with loneliness, debilitating. I had to make movements and spiritual movements. You must create new memories or the old plan to kill you.”
Gifford spoke about leaving “Today” and said that they can focus on a new dream.
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“Maybe it is someone else’s dream job,” Gifford told AARP The Magazine. “But there was a more powerful dream in me that had yet to be met. Everything I ever wanted to do, from the time that I was a little girl, was to sing and be in movies.”
Before Gifford was on “Today”, says she co-hosted “Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee” from 1988 to 2000.