Kathie Lee Gifford apologized for a faux pas on Wednesday’s "Today” show, when she asked guest Martin Short about his wife, Nancy, without realizing that she died two years ago after fighting cancer, reports the New York Post.
Gifford lauded their marriage, saying, "“He and Nancy have got one of the greatest marriages in show business," and asking, "How many years now for you guys?"
"We … married 36 years,” Short said, apparently both startled and embarrassed for Gifford, the story says.
“But you’re still, like, in love,” she said.
“Madly in love. Madly in love,” Short replied.
Gifford asked why, to which Short replied, “Cute. I’m cute.” Gifford then asked if they still make each other laugh, to which Short replied, "Yes."
Short told her off-air that his wife was dead.
“I feel so badly,” Gifford said. “So my apologies to him and his family for not realizing that. He’s one of the greatest guys ever.”
Here’s a brief clip of the interview: