Kathie Lee Gifford Asks Martin Short About His Wife, Not Knowing She’s Passed Away (VIDEO)
Ugh, Kathie Lee Gifford inadvertently makes a huge mistake on the Today show.
While interviewing Martin Short about his work on Madagascar 3, she begins talking about his wife: “You and Nancy have got one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you guys?” asks Gifford.
One problem: Martin Short’s wife, Nancy, has been dead for a year and a half now… So, so awkward. But in true professionalism and grace, Short rolls with it: “We … ah … married 36 years.”
It gets worse when Gifford continues with “But you’re still, like, in love.” They continue on with the conversation as if Nancy were still alive. Short spoke with Gifford after the taping, and told her the awkward truth. Gifford then apologized on air for her blunder.
She also tweeted the following: “I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family. He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I’m so grateful.”
Gah, take a look at the video below.