Today alum Kathie Lee Gifford‘s daughter, Cassidy Gifford, married the man of her dreams in June 2020! Her husband, Ben Wierda, has an impressive resume and a heart of gold. 

Who Is Cassidy Gifford’s Husband Ben Wierda?

Ben and Cassidy have a long history together. The duo first met when they were in middle school. 

“They’ve known each other since they were 11 and 14, so it’s good. It’s a happy time for us,” Kathie Lee gushed about her daughter’s relationship in an interview with Access Hollywood in November 2019.  

Since the couple were still dating at the time, the mom of two said she had a hunch Ben might propose soon. “Cassidy’s probably going to get pretty engaged pretty darn soon too, I got a feeling,” she said. 

Kathie Lee couldn’t be any more right! In November 2019, Ben asked Cassidy to be his wife.

“So thrilled to announce that my beautiful daughter, @cassidygiff, is engaged to a wonderful man, Ben @letsgetwierda,” the former NBC star gushed on Instagram when she announced the engagement. “I am beyond the moon and stars. Thank you, LORD!” 

Cassidy Gifford husband Ben Wierda
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What Does Ben Wierda Do for Work?

Ben, who is three years older than Cassidy, is a very smart guy. Not only is he an experienced business analyst, who has a history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry, but he’s steadily held a job since he was an intern at Segel Group Limited in April 2012. 

After working there for a year, he became an office manager at the same company and was then promoted to an investment associate shortly after. However, after spending four years at Segel Group Limited, he left the company to work as a project manager at Clarion Technologies, Inc. in October 2017. He has been working at the company ever since.

Do Cassidy Gifford and Ben Wierda Have Any Children Together? 

In December 2022, Cassidy and Ben announced they were expecting their first child together on Instagram. The duo shared a photo of a tiny Christmas stocking hanging up by their fireplace.  

“A whole lot extra to be praising Jesus for this Christmas,” the caption read. “Our little peanut arriving June 2023.” 

There’s no doubt that Kathie Lee was thrilled to become a grandparent again. The Emmy winner first became a grandmother to her adorable grandson, Frankie, born to her son, Cody Gifford, and his wife, Erika Brown, in June 2022.

Cassidy and Ben welcomed their son, Finn Thomas Wierda, in June 2023. “We are so madly in love with you, buddy,” Cassidy wrote on Instagram at the time. “Thank you, Lord for this most precious gift.”

Kathie Lee shared an adorable comment on the post after Finn’s birth was announced.

“Cassidy, you and Ben are a wonder,” she wrote. “The love you have for each other is so beautifully expressed in the way you care for your newborn Finn, who is the best of both of you! Praise our loving LORD Who is the God of family! I am beyond rejoicing with you, and for you!”