Kathy Lee Gifford has been able to spend more time with her grandson Frank “Frankie” Michael Gifford Jr. now that she is no longer responsible for anchoring the Today show.
For example, she was seen on camera on September 23, 2022, holding a little kid in her arms while sitting on a chair in the open air.
On October 7, 2022, Kathie Lee uploaded yet another picture on her Instagram account showing her cuddling a dozing Frank Jr. as he slept in her arms.
Kathie Lee was quite content in her second marriage to Frank Gifford Sr., to whom she was married for many years. Despite the fact that the couple loved one another, their relationship was not without its challenges.
When the former co-host of “Today” and her husband first met on the set of a morning news program, they hit it off instantly and have been together ever since. In the middle of the 1980s, Kathie Lee and the late television sports announcer began a romantic relationship.
When Kathie Lee married the sports commentator who was 23 years her senior at the time, she didn’t anticipate having any children with him at the time. She did not get married until a later age, and Frank Sr. did not want any more children after having three with his ex-wife, Maxine Ewart.
In spite of this, he eventually changed his mind, and in March of 1990, he and Kathie Lee became the proud parents of their first child, a boy named Cody. Frank Sr. found great delight in his new role as a parent at an advanced age, and it wasn’t long before he proposed that they have another child.
The celebrity wanted his kid to have a younger sibling, and Kathie Lee explained his change of heart by saying, “It’s the same way his heart softened the first time because he loved me.”
The couple had their second child, a girl named Cassidy, on August 2nd, 1993. The television celebrity was married to her spouse for a significant number of years before the tragedy struck.
The fact that Kathie Lee and her son discovered Frank Srcorpse’s body and then had to inform his daughter about it made the whole situation even worse.
In August 2015, at the age of 84, the presenter of “Monday Night Football” passed away, leaving behind a wife with whom he had been married for over 30 years. His family disclosed in a statement that he had passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Connecticut from natural causes.
When Cody played for the New York Giants, he looked an awful lot like his father, who also played for the Giants.
On July 26, 2018, Kathie Lee published a family picture on Instagram with her children at a party hosted by the Hallmark Channel in Beverly Hills. Fans immediately spotted a striking likeness between the three of them.
Many of Cassidy’s fans remarked on how much she resembled a miniature version of her own mother.
When Cody was younger, he not only imitated Frank Srappearance’s, but he also followed in the footsteps of the future Hall of Famer.
The late star’s first kid with Kathie Lee was a talented football player who attended the University of Southern California throughout his college career.
Cody paid tribute to his father in 2014 by assisting him in adapting his autobiography, “The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever,” into a production for HBO Films. The young guy offered a touching and original homage to the departed celebrity the next year.
Bakersfield, California, was Cody’s late father’s hometown, and he went there to participate in a special event where he reminisced about his late father, Frank Sr. In the same year that his father passed away.
Unfortunately, Frank Sr. did not live long enough to meet his grandkids from Cassidy and Cody before he passed away.
In December of 2021, Kathie Lee revealed to her audience that her son and her daughter-in-law were planning to have a family.
In April of 2022, Kathie Lee shared with her son that she was thrilled at the prospect of being a grandmother for the first time, and she predicted that her late husband, Frank Sr., would be pleased.
She had the impression that her late husband would have delighted in and smiled at all that was going on in the lives of his family.
On May 31, 2022, Kathie Lee’s grandson was born, and on that day, Brown uploaded the first images of him on her Instagram account to share with the world.
Brown said that the day their baby was born, who came into the world three weeks early and weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces, was the “greatest day of our lives.” She said that Frank Jr. had fundamentally altered their life.
The wife of Cody revealed that the first name of their son was chosen to honor her husband’s late father.
Kathie Lee was first concerned that naming his kid after his deceased father would prevent Cody from ever getting over the loss of his father; nonetheless, she found that she couldn’t stay away from her grandson after he was born!