Juggling parenthood and work might be difficult, but Kathie Lee Gifford made it look easy while raising her two kids and working as one of Today‘s most iconic hosts for over a decade. Since leaving the NBC morning show in December 2018, the former star has been enjoying time off with son Cody Gifford and daughter Cassidy Gifford.
The TV personality — who shares her beautiful brood with late husband Frank Gifford — has proven many times she has an amazing relationship with her children. Kathie’s kids even honored their mom in the most special way during her final episode on Today in April 2019.
To mark her 11-year career, Cody and Cassidy appeared on the hit morning show and shared a touching homemade video. Kathie’s kiddos gushed about how proud they are of their famous mom as the heartwarming clip played during the show.
“To you, mom is a TV legend. To us, she is a legendary mom,” Cody marveled as Cassidy sweetly chimed in, “The biggest life lessons that I personally ever learned from my mom [is if] you have a pulse, you have a purpose.”
Cody also divulged another helpful tip his mom taught him. “The best advice I have ever gotten from mom actually came from her father, Pop Pop, and he had told her at a very early age find something you love to do and then figure out a way to get paid for it,” he explained.
Although being a single mom to two adult kids has been a lot more difficult after Kathie’s longtime husband died from a heart attack at age 84 in August 2015, a source told Closer Weekly the Party Animals author couldn’t feel more blessed.
“She’s always in gratitude mode,” the insider exclusively shared. “She misses Frank desperately every day, but she’s healthy, her kids are thriving, and she truly loves her life.”
Scroll through the gallery below to get to know Kathie’s kids, Cody and Cassidy!
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