The ex presenter of ‘Today Show’ Kathie Lee broke her silence in a recent chat with People about her friendship with later co-presenter Regis Philbin. She said that he was always there to support her, especially amidst her husband’s infidelity. Regis died a few days back due to natural causes and he was 84.
Kathie’s husband Frank Gifford was the ex-New York Giants player and commentator. The couple has two children and back in 1997 he was caught cheating in a huge scandal when he had an illegal relationship with an air hostess named Suzen Johnson and she was said to be already married.
The scandal was quite popular and was the talk of the media making Kathie’s life a mess amidst her tough times.
At this time it was her co-host and friend Regis to came forward to back her up. During her chat, she started saying: “Everybody talks about the hard times that I went through that were public. And they were hard times. By any definition, they were the most painful times of my life, for sure.”
And she went on to add that she was firm not to bring in the common people’s views to know her worth and Regis helped her out.
“But I always knew Regis had 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 own truth. I was never going to let what the world said about me define me. And he always supported me in all of that.”
Later Kathie forgave her husband and they lived together until he passed away in 2015.