Kathie Lee Gifford: “I’m Running Out Of Time”

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“I moved here because I was dying of loneliness.” – Kathie Lee Gifford on her move from New York to Nashville

Fox News – Kathie Lee Gifford, 66, opened up about her decision to move to Nashville – calling the relocation a vital part of her well-being.

“I moved here because I was dying of loneliness,” the former “Today” co-host said.

Gifford lived in Greenwich, Conn. for more than a decade where she raised her two children, Cody, 29, and Cassidy, 26, and remained by the side of her husband of nearly 30 years, NFL legend Frank Gifford, until he died in August 2015 at age 84.

However, the venerable Gifford said things changed after her children left home and she lost her husband:

“That huge, beautiful memory-filled home was like a morgue to me. Here’s the bad news — I’m a widow, an orphan, and an empty nester. The good news is, I have the freedom of a widow, an orphan and an empty nester.”

Gifford packed up and moved down south earlier this year.

“The work that I want to do isn’t in [New York City] anymore,” she told People ahead of her “Today” show exit.

“I am an artist, I’m an actress, I’m a writer, I’m a songwriter, a director now. That’s the stuff that feeds my soul and I know that I’m running out of time to do those things … ” Read more. 

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