Kathy Lee Gifford described Regis Philbin as ‘protected’ after her husband Frank was caught cheating on a married flight attendant.
How long she was ‘protected’ by co-host and friend Regis Philbin during her time of marriage to husband Frank Gifford.
Frank, who died in 2015 at the age of 84, was caught cheating Kathy in 1997 with a married flight attendant, which made the couple’s marriage seriously strained.
Thankfully, Kathy had her friend Regis to lean on, who supported her throughout the scandal.
‘Everyone talks about the hard times I went through that were public. And they were hard times. By any definition, those were the most painful times of my life, definitely, ‘she told People.
‘I always knew Regis had my back’: Kathy Lee Gifford spoke of ‘protecting’ co-host and friend Regis Philbin during a troubled time when she married husband Frank Gifford (painter 1999).
‘But I always knew that Regis is my back. He always protected me in the air.
‘The Bible says, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” I knew my truth. Kathy said that I was never going to tell what the world has said about me. ‘And he always supported me in all of that.’
The scandal surfaced in 1997, when the supermarket’s tabloid globe revealed that Frank had sexually assaulted married flight attendant Suzanne Johnson.
Suzanne alleged that they had been seeing each other for many years.
Indiscriminate: The scandal surfaced in 1997, when the supermarket tabloid globe revealed that Frank had sexually assaulted married flight attendant Suzanne Johnson (Kathy and Frank Chitra 1991)
Looking at the Affair in 2017, Kathy said on Today: ‘It takes a lifetime to build and believe that kind of friendship and history together, and it takes a silly decision to destroy it.’
‘Sometimes you run out of time to recreate it. I was grateful that we could. ‘
Kathy said that she considered leaving her husband.
‘Of course,’ he explained. ‘You are broken. You broke with it. ‘
Staying Together: Frank and Kathy were eventually able to move on from crime, and were married until their deaths in 2015
Frank and Kathy were eventually able to move on from crime, and remained married until their deaths in 2015.
The couple shared 26-year-old son Cody Gifford, and 26-year-old daughter Cassidy.
Now Kathy is making yet another attempt in her life with the death of Regis, who died of myocardial infarction due to coronary artery disease at the age of 88 last week.
Star co-hosted Live! From 1985 until his departure in 2000 with Regis, and the pair recently met for lunch with his wife Joey, where Kathy told him of the ‘fragility’ that existed during their last visit in January. was not.
Dynamic duo: Star co-host live! With Regis from 1985 to 2000
But that did not stop the trio from sharing lots of laughter.
He said, “We sat here on our screen porch and we took ourselves ill. We always left where we left off. He said that even after leaving the show he and Philbin had become ‘dear friends.’ .
‘We had the best time, and after they left, I just thought to myself: “God, am I going to see my friend for the last time?”
‘Because he was failing, I could tell.’
Traumatic loss: Filin died of an infarction last week at the age of 88 due to coronary artery disease (Figure 2012).