TV host Kathie Lee Gifford recently revealed how she came to the Christian faith, sitting down for a fascinating interview with I Am Second during which she revealed her triumphs, struggles and advice for getting through life’s many challenges.
Gifford recalled how she went to see “The Restless Ones,” a 1965 movie that was produced by legendary evangelist Billy Graham. The film so moved the then-12 year old that she responded to an altar call at the end — and decided to accept Jesus.
“I couldn’t get up fast enough,” she said. “It was the greatest decision I ever made in my entire life.”
Gifford also discussed her journey into the entertainment realm as well as the ups and downs she has faced throughout her life and career. Speaking of the rejection that she saw in Hollywood — an integral part of the industry experience — she said that she would often laugh off critique.
“Spotlights are tough because some people die under them,” she said. “I came to life under them.”
From there, she dove into other issues she faced, including her late husband Frank Gifford’s affair. While she was devastated by it, she said that God healed their marriage and that she was grateful that her experience helped inspire other couples who faced similar challenges.
Gifford also recalled finding her husband deceased inside her home in 2015, explaining that, though she still misses him, she’s “grateful that Frank is exactly where he’s supposed to be.” Still, despite being grateful that he’s in heaven, the TV host admitted to struggling with loneliness.
“There are times when I am overwhelmed by loneliness,” she said, adding that she tries to focus on what she has rather than what has been lost. “I don’t want to live my life in hopelessness.”
Watch Gifford’s incredible I Am Second video below: