Kathie Lee Gifford has been so devastated over the death of her gridiron-legend hubby Frank, she couldn’t watch “one football game this season.”
“I just couldn’t,” she said.
“Too soon. Frank loved the NFL.”
The “Today” show chatterbox, 62, admitted she formed a girlhood crush on Frank because her dad would “always say, ‘I like that Frank Gifford. What a class act.’”
She met him on the “Good Morning America” set, where she was working and he was a guest.
Even though he was 23 years older, love blossomed — and they ended up spending the next 29 years together until his Aug. 9, 2015 death at age 84.
Grieving Kathie Lee still clings proudly to his memory.
“The morning that he passed into the new life,” Kathie said, “he still had the greatest buns God ever made.”