Kathie Lee Gifford‘s household is that of love and private relationships!
The 69-year-old spent 12 years as part of the TV show “Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee,” talking about her life, family, and marriage. Now she has decided to stay mum and keep private matters private.
Kathie Lee Gifford Opens Up On Love And Her Children
According to the mother-of-two in a chat with PEOPLE, she is over the moon and very grateful that her kids with late husband Frank Gifford — Cody, 32, and Cassidy, 29 —have found happiness with their respective life partners. In her words:
“I’m just so grateful that my children married in deep love for their life partner.”
Speaking of love interests, the former “Today” host opened up about why she would rather stay private about her love life these days. Kathie revealed to the magazine that she has someone special in her life. However, she added that because it was very special to her, she would refrain from giving details about the identity of her new man or relationship because she “discovered that by not talking about it, it stays special.”
After spending decades of her life in the spotlight, Katie is now just happy being private. The singer expressed her joy in living in Nashville, revealing that she had found real happiness spending her time connecting with her adorable grandchildren and family.
The songwriter, who believes in a higher power, shared that faith in God would always be a source of her family’s happiness, saying, “God is the God of family and the God of marriage and the God of relationships, and when we put him first in them, it’s miraculous the blessings that flow.”
Her new book, “The God Of The Way” co-written with Rabbi Jason Sobel, easily translates to where she is at this point in her life. The book will be followed by a film, “The Way” which will feature Biblical stories narrated by the author.
The actress, who shortly after leaving daytime TV moved to Nashville in 2019, told PEOPLE in an interview that she felt like her “creative years were just beginning” at the time of the move to her new home. Katie felt the need to step out of the public eye, recalling that although she longed to be back in California, where she initially was for over 45 years, the author realized that she was over it and made the big move to Tennessee.
The French-born American expressed happiness in finding like-minded people who shared the same faith adding, “It’s been good for my soul, let me tell you.” Speaking on her creativity, the “Daytime Emmy” winner shared that not having to battle the non-stop always on the go lifestyle of New York helped revive her creativity for writing books and songs and new ideas for films.
The mother-of-two added that her new home frees her of the pressure of living like a celebrity, mainly because the good people of Nashville allow her to be herself.
Kathie Lee Gifford Reveals Real Reason For Moving Away To Nashville
In 2019, The Blast noted that the “Love Never Fails” singer shared her reason for leaving the Today show and moving to Tennessee in an interview with “The Tennessean.” The former “Live” co-host, who shared a home with her late husband and children in Greenwich, Connecticut, revealed that leaving was necessary for her well-being as she was steadily growing lonely and sad in the now empty home which was once filled with life.
The “Then Came You” actress shared that after her husband died and her two children grew up and left home, she tried to stay happy, but it became more challenging as time passed. She said the home, once filled with memories, now felt like “a morgue” to her. Being a widow, an empty nester, and an orphan initially felt scary and stifling, but she then realized that she now had the freedom to begin an entirely new chapter for herself.
The “Suite Life on Deck” guest star added that she would choose to look on the positive side of life and have the life she’d only “have dreamed of.”