NBC News host Kathie Lee Gifford has been involved in television, singing, songwriting, acting, writing, and many other roles throughout her career. While Gifford wears many different hats, she consistently says that there is one thing that is the foundation of everything she does: her faith.
Now, Gifford has said that faith is the one determining factor that she considers to be most important when it comes to her dating life. On Wednesday, the host interviewed with Access Live’s Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover about her book, “The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi.”
While in the interview, Gifford was asked about her current love life. Gifford’s former husband, Frank Gifford, passed away on August 9, 2015 from natural causes. The host said that he died “in complete peace” and that he “knew every sin he had committed was forgiven.”
Now, over two years after her husband’s passing, Gifford has opened up about re-entering the dating world. When asked in the interview if she wanted to find love again, Gifford posed the question, “Who wouldn’t want to find love again?”
She then went on to talk about the challenges that she faces in that scene. She said that some men may be afraid of a strong woman, or others may feel that they cannot live up to the standard of her late husband. She did say, however, that while she’s “not out at single’s bars,” that “if it is God’s will” she would be open to it.
Gifford went on to describe the only date that she has had in the last two and a half years. She said that it did not go well, due to differences involving the one main thing that her life is centered around: faith.
Gifford said that she and her date did not share the same faith and that the man was confused about why it would stop her from seeing him.
She said, “My faith isn’t something I do on Sunday mornings for an hour. My faith is me. And I’m not gonna share my life with someone…if you don’t share the same passion for your faith as I do.”
She made it very clear that if faith is the most important thing in her life, it needs to be the most important thing in her partner’s life as well.
It is refreshing to see people in the media with strong, faith-based convictions. What do you think about Kathie Lee’s perspective? Let us know your thoughts! In other recent news, the FBI is offering $15,000 for info on a missing boy who saw his father gunned down.