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Kathie Lee Gifford Praises Martin Short's Marriage … But His Wife Passed Two Years Ago

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Poor thing. Both of them.

Gulp. Oh man, Kathie Lee Gifford has been involved in a lot of awkward moments on television, but perhaps none so sad as this one. When Martin Short appeared on the TODAY show this morning to promote Madagascar 3, Gifford began to praise his 36-year marriage to his wife, Nancy. The only problem is, Short’s wife died two years ago from ovarian cancer. Short didn’t even let on and handled himself with true grace. Take a look:

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Gifford proved herself pretty graceful as well after Short’s segment ended, redeeming herself with this commentary:

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