Kathie Lee Gifford's Son Is All Grown Up And Looks Just Like His Famous Dad


Kathie Lee Gifford's Son Is All Grown Up And Looks Just Like His Famous Dad

Nathan Congleton/NBC, Cassidy Gifford/Instagram

Ever since she's appeared on Live!, we've seen Kathie Lee Gifford dominate daytime TV as one of the United State's most iconic talk show hosts.

But, while the multi-talented Gifford is also an actress, writer, and a Broadway performer, she's also a mother to two beautiful children, Cody, 28, and Cassidy, 24.

Cody and Cassidy's father is Frank Gifford, a member of the NFL Hall of Fame. Kathie Lee and Frank had been married for 29 years before the former New York Giants star passed away from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease. He was 84 years old.

Although it's been nearly three years since the death of her beloved husband, Kathie Lee said it was difficult to accept the fact she's a widow.

"You have a moment where you just accept that you are a widow," Kathie Lee told her TODAY co-host, Hoda Kotb. "It looks weird to you for the longest time. You don't define yourself that way."

Ah, a fun summer throwback from a trip years ago to Italy with Frank. To be young and carefree again! #TBT

Posted by Kathie Lee Gifford on Thursday, June 26, 2014

"In some ways it seems like yesterday, and in other ways it seems like 15 [years]," she continued. "It's just weird. You have waves."

However, not only does Frank's memory still lives on in his kids, one is also a spitting image of him.

While we all know Cassidy takes after her mother, it's her son that's recently made the public do a double take.

27 years ago God blessed me beyond measure with the birth of my son, Cody. My life has never been the same. Happy Birthday, Cody! Love you so much.

Posted by Kathie Lee Gifford on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

With her two adult children in tow, Kathie Lee attended a party for the Hallmark Channel in Beverly Hills this weekend, and said that her fellow attendees couldn't help but point out Cody's uncanny resemblance to Frank.

"So many people were saying, 'Gosh, Cody looks just like Frank now,''' she said on TODAY. "He really does."

The talk show host also put a snapshot of her with her two children during the event on Instagram, and social media users agreed.

Best time with Cody and Cassidy @hallmarkchannel

A post shared by Kathie Lee Gifford (@kathielgifford) on

"Cody and Cassidy both look so much like you and Frank, Kathie. Beautiful children from 2 beautiful people. God has truly blessed you," one Instagram user said.

So happy to have been at Cody's Oxford graduation. More tomorrow when I'm back on the show. #Grateful #Blessed

Posted by Kathie Lee Gifford on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

"Oh my gosh. Frank Jr and Kathie Lee Jr. Beautiful!" another chimed in.

"Cody and Cassidy both look so much like you and Frank, Kathie. Beautiful children from 2 beautiful people," wrote another.

Frank and Cody
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Following Frank's death, Cody told PEOPLE his father was his hero.

"The great [New York Giants co-owner] Wellington Mara once called dad 'the son any father would love to have and the father any son would be proud to have,'" he said. "He was right. God blessed me beyond words."

I was so honored to represent the Hallmark Channel at their press event last night with my kids, Cody and Cassidy. We're thrilled to join their family of wonderful entertainment.

Posted by Kathie Lee Gifford on Friday, July 28, 2017

While Frank is no longer with us, we don't doubt his kids will do whatever they can to keep his memory alive!

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