Kathie Lee Gifford excitedly announces she’s a grandma with pictures of newest addition
He looks so much like his dad!
Irene Markianou

Frank Gifford, American football player and television sports commentator, married Kathie Lee Gifford in 1986. This was Kathie’s second marriage and the couple lived together until Frank’s sudden death in 2015.

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The couple had two children together, Cody Newton and Cassidy Erin.

A couple of years ago, Cody married the love of his life, Erika, after being several years together, and, last December, Kathie Lee announced on Instagram that the happy couple was expecting a baby.

At the time, the former Today co-host gave an interview to People, where she shared her feelings about the big news.

“This was about celebrating with my son and his beautiful wife and their love for one another. This is a blessing from God in His way and in His timing.”

Eventually, the baby was brought into the world on May 31, three weeks early. Erika shared the news with her Instagram followers one day later, with a sweet photo of the family of three that was accompanied by a touching caption.

The young mother, besides letting the world know that her son had just been born, she also shared his name.

“At a whopping 8lbs 8oz three weeks early, Frank Michael Gifford, “Frankie” has changed our lives forever. We have not stopped bursting with so much love and gratitude for God’s most precious gifft,” she wrote.

She also went on to explain where the names of the little one come from.

“Frank ‘Frankie’ after C’s pops & Michael after my uncle who passed away last year at 61 whose name also means ‘gift of God'”, she wrote, adding that they both were “two strong men — gone but never forgotten.”

Kathie Lee also announced the news on her Twitter page, where she shared a photo of the newborn, along with a text that was short but full of love.

“What greater miracle is there than the miracle of life? I cannot contain my joy. Thank you God for the gift of little Frank Michael Gifford. 8 lbs. 8 oz. of sheer beauty,” she wrote.

Lee also appeared on TODAY with Hoda and Jenna, where she shared her feelings as a new grandma.

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The popular presenter’s eyes were tearing up even remembering what had happened the day before, and she couldn’t hold back her enthusiasm.

Kathie Lee explained during the Facetime call she had with the show’s presenters that Erika knew she was carrying a big baby, so when the waters broke earlier they knew it was time for the baby to come.

She shared that the couple didn’t know the sex of the baby and that she had no idea they would give him the name Frank.

As she said, she knew that her son grew up in the shadow of his legendary dad, but she could tell that he had not overcome the fact that he lost him when Cody was at a young age.

What great news it is when a baby is born! The miracle of life is really the most precious one.

Watch Kathie Lee talking about her grandson in the video below.

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