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Kathie Lee Gifford Talks Living Alone for the First Time: 'I Keep Expecting Frank to Come in the Door'

by Jackie Willis 11:11 AM PDT, May 26, 2016
Playing Kathie Lee Gifford Talks Living Alone for the First Time: 'I Keep Expecting Frank to Come in the Door'

Kathie Lee Gifford is learning to live on her own after the death of her husband, Frank Gifford.

The NFL hall of famer died last August at age 84, and Kathie Lee tells Closer Weekly magazine that nearly 10 months later, she's healing from the loss of her spouse. "I’m not [just] coping, I’m thriving," the mother-of-two says. "We are trying to adjust to the new normal, and that will take a while."

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The Today show co-host says she misses "everything" about her husband, and now that her kids are all grown up, this is the first time she's ever lived alone. "I keep expecting him to come in the door," she admits.

As for whether she's willing to date again, Kathie Lee confides, "I can't even go there."

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The 62-year-old entertainer is preparing herself for the anniversary of her husband's death. "I want quiet time with my children," she says of how she envisions that day.

On Tuesday, Kathie Lee won for Outstanding On-Air Talent at the Gracie Awards and used her acceptance speech to pay tribute to Frank and their children, Cody and Cassidy. "They are the greatest expression of the love that I shared for 29 years with the greatest man I've ever known, my husband Frank," she said onstage, holding her statue up to the sky. "Thanks. This is for you, honey. You make me laugh. God bless you all."

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