"I don't feel that Matt has betrayed us," Gifford said. "When I found out my husband had betrayed me, you question your own judgment. 'Was everything a lie?' I think we have to fight against that."
She went on to talk about her late husband, who died in 2015, and how she learned from that difficult time in their marriage.
"There is no bad time. There was a wonderful man who was an adviser to me and Frank through my lifetime and I was upset and hurt, like I'm sure Matt's family is," she said. "He said, 'If you can't forgive your husband, forgive your children's father.' The same person, that's the one you love."