Kathie Lee Gifford Says She Will Only Date Someone Who Shares Her Faith
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2018 Mar 16
Christian celebrity Kathie Lee Gifford said that she won’t consider dating someone unless that person shares her Christian faith.
Gifford’s husband, Frank, passed away on Aug. 9, 2015. Gifford has shared that she struggles with loneliness now that he is gone.
"My biggest struggle at this point of my life is loneliness. I've lost my parents, my husband is gone now and my children live far away from me," Gifford said in an "I Am Second" video. "I still live in the same big house where we made a gazillion million memories. And there are times when I am overwhelmed by loneliness."
Despite these feelings, the 64-year-old said she would only date someone who is a Christian.
She shared how she recently broke off seeing someone because he didn’t share her faith:
"He didn't share my faith and couldn't understand why I didn't want to be with him," Gifford recalled. "I said, 'My faith isn't something I do on Sunday mornings for an hour. My faith is me, and I'm not going to share my life with somebody or even another hour of my life on a date with you if you don't share the same passion for your faith as I do."
She added that she is open to finding love again, but is trusting God.
"If that's part of God's will for me, I'm certainly open to it. I'm not out at singles bars. I'm not online."
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Publication date: March 16, 2018