How many of you watch Kathie Lee and Hoda on The Today Show? I’ve watched it here and there, though not regularly at all. One thing I’ve noticed, though, is how much they drink on their show (and how badly I want that job!).
They’re entertaining, as far as hosts go, I’ll give them that. Kathie Lee needs to do some more researching before interviewing guests, however, because this story is just so sad.
Martin Short went on The Today Show earlier this week to promote his voice work in the new ‘Madagascar’ film. Into the interview a bit, Kathie Lee asks Martin Short how his wife was doing…. and here’s the thing, his wife died two years ago. Martin handles the situation so beautifully, and he holds it together, but HOW AWFUL!! I feel so bad for him, you can see on his face how bad it hurt to talk about her. When Kathie said they must still be in love, Martin said “madly in love”. Kills me!
Martin Short appeared on the TODAY show Wednesday morning to promote Madagascar 3 and things took a turn for the worse when Kathie Lee Gifford asked Martin how his wife is doing — who died in 2010.
“And you and Nancy have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you guys?” Kathie Lee asked on live television, not realizing the error of her ways.
“We, uhhh, have married 36 years,” Martin graciously responded.
“But you’re still like, in love,” Kathie Lee continued.
“Madly in love, madly in love,” Martin said.
Later realizing the gaffe, Kathie Lee took to her Twitter account after the show with a message to Martin:
“I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family. He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I’m so grateful.”
Martin’s wife, Nancy Dolman, passed away on August 21, 2010 from cancer.
Kathie Lee apologized after a commercial break, when Martin shared with her that his wife had passed away. She was, obviously, so apologetic. “My apologies to him and his family for not realizing that.”