French-born American TV Presenter Kathie Lee Gifford says she is happier than ever following her relocation to a different state. Additionally, she has moved into a gorgeous home.
Kathie Lee Gifford upped and moved to Nashville in 2018 from the Greenwich, Connecticut home that she used to share with her late husband, Frank Gifford.
According to Closer Weekly, the “Today” show alum resides in a beautiful and comfortable abode outside Franklin, Tennessee.
Per Tennessean, Kathie purchased a brownstone mansion for $1.25 million in October 2018. After retiring from her NBC show in April 2019 after eleven years, she reportedly bought a second home in the same neighborhood in July 2019.
The 68-year-old lives in the 7,965-square-foot house that she paid $3.7 million for. However, she still owns her first Nashville home.
On her move, Kathie revealed that making that choice has turned out well. She expressed she was happier than she has “been in years and years and years” in the new environment.
The occasional actress got candid about her new life when she returned to “Today” for an appearance in November 2019. She explained:
“First of all, there is a different culture – completely different down there, and it’s a culture of kindness in Nashville.”
She told her former co-host and best friend, Hoda Kotb, that people there are authentically kind, joyful, and fun. The star added that there is music everywhere, barbeques, “everything is Americana, like when I was growing up,” Kathie said.
The “Kathie Lee & Hoda” star made a brief visit on the morning show months later in January 2020. During her appearance, she revealed why she moved out of her family home.
Kathie said the death of her longtime husband Frank and the crippling loneliness she felt were reasons she uprooted to Nashville. She explained:
“This home of mine in Connecticut, where Frank and I raised our beautiful children, we had so many happy years. When I was living there alone… dogs can only do so much for you.”
Kathie continued, saying that although she adores her pets, things became sour in the house. “It came to feel like a mortuary with me just there alone. And I said I need to make a new life for myself, or this one’s going to kill me,” she noted.
Nonetheless, she found comfort in her new two-story home that consists of an impressive pad. Her luxurious kitchen features granite countertops and wooden cabinets.
The spacious abode also boasts vaulted ceilings and stunning architecture. Notably, Kathie shared that she loves hosting her children, including son-in-law Ben Wierda and daughter-in-law Erika Gifford.
In her living room, she has a fireplace and impeccable woodwork. The dining room is decorated with art pieces and comes fitted with a brick accent wall.
Kathie’s house is also equipped with a home office in which she keeps all her accolades. Her patio features a glass table and fantastic landscaping. She also has a furnished basement.
SON LIVING IN FAMILY HOME
While she is enjoying her new estate, one of her kids is keeping the family home warm. Kathie shared two children with her beloved spouse, daughter Cassidy, 28, and son Cody, 31.
Last month, she told People that even though she loves visiting her New York home, she revealed Cody and his wife currently occupy the space which makes her happy.
His sister Cassidy and her husband live near their mom in Nashville, making Kathie even happier.
In addition to sharing how sweet life in Nashville has been, Kathie has expressed appreciation for being so content. She explained her gratitude comes from knowing that many find it hard to have a reason to wake up in the morning.
The author lost her significant other, Frank, in August 2015. The former football star died of natural causes at age 84 at his Connecticut home. Apart from his children with Kathie, he is survived by his three other kids Victoria, Jeff, and Kyle, from his previous marriage.
The family released a statement shortly following his passing. They shared that they rejoice in the extraordinary life he lived and felt grateful and blessed to have been loved by him.
Frank and Kathie were married for 30 years. In an emotional essay penned for People’s magazine’s Kindness Issue in October, the mother of two credited a unique friendship for helping her heal after the death of the sports commentator.
In the essay, Kathie shared that she grew close to married couple Angie Clawson and Greg McCollum when she moved to Nashville after they welcomed her. She shared:
“The two of them understood what I needed as a new widow alone for the first time in decades. They gave me a place to stay and even made sure I had a piano so I could tap into the culture of creativity I’ve found here.”
The singer-songwriter said McCollum even became a handyman for her as he helped her fix broken stuff around the house and helped to move things around.
She concluded the pair are now members of her family, stating they continued to care for her and loved her back to life and that she would be eternally grateful for them.
During an appearance on “Today” in April, Kathie revealed she was in a relationship with a new man in addition to her fresh start. She gushed over their fun and healthy romance but is yet to reveal his identity.
While on the show, her former co-hosts Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly, and AI Roker were curious to know more about her special relationship and asked her to elaborate.
She admitted that things were going well between them but did not want to jinx things after mentioning it already. However, Kathie managed to give the co-workers hints about the type of man she was dating.
She shared that he keeps her on her toes by challenging her, that he is super intelligent and funny. The former fourth-hour co-host ended by saying that they are having fun together despite not knowing what the future holds.