Who knew? Kathie Lee Gifford and Howard Stern have been “feuding” for 30 years! Well, sort of…it’s been more of a one-sided feud. Stern has said terrible things about Gifford, her husband and children over the past three decades, calling her “disgusting” and “hideous” and even referring to the ‘Today’ host as the “world’s dumbest person.”
Gifford admits she’d never met the radio superstar, nor had she ever listened to his show before, so the feud is clearly one sided on Stern’s part. Well, Kathie Lee decided to be the bigger person and squash things once and for all, with kindness. She told the folks at Page Six, “that one day he was on the Today set to announce ‘America’s Got Talent’, and she recalled, “I just feel the Lord saying very clearly to me, ‘Go down and say hello to Howard.’ I’m standing right here … and I go, ‘Howard, Howard, I’m Kathie Lee. I thought it was time I say hello. I want to wish you the very best with your show.’ And I left. He was really flabbergasted.”
‘Howard, Howard, I’m Kathie Lee. I thought it was time I say hello. I want to wish you the very best with your show.’
According to Kathie Lee, Stern was so shaken up by her kindness, that he reached out to her privately to apologize! He left her a voicemail asking that she please call him back, then he called again a little while later and they spoke on the phone for 30 minutes. He apologized and asked for forgiveness, telling Gifford that he was “doing some hard work on his life.” She gladly forgave him, telling him that she’d actually done so 30 years ago and had been praying for him “every single day.”
Congratulations to Kathie Lee for being the bigger person and being kind to someone who wasn’t kind towards her for a very long time. Glad to hear that the two stars have cleared the air!