Former NBC “At present” present host Kathie Lee Gifford mentioned her latest transfer to Nashville, Tennessee, saying she appreciates being round individuals who love God and America after dwelling and dealing in and round New York Metropolis for over three many years.
“What I don’t miss concerning the Northeast is the vanity of it and the cynicism,” Gifford mentioned Tuesday throughout an look on Fox Information’ “The 5,” which was broadcasted dwell from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee.
“I don’t imply this as a blanket assertion, however as a tradition,” she added, noting she has many good mates within the Northeast.
“It’s a getcha, gotcha sort of a tradition and after 35 years of it, I mentioned, ‘You recognize what, I wish to hang around with individuals who love God, love my wine, love music, love our nation.’”
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Gifford, whose final day on “At present” was April 5, mentioned that she had instructed NBC two years in the past that she can be leaving this system, which she co-hosted with Hoda Kotb.
“You recognize you run out of tick tock in life and there are issues I wished to do and been dying to do and also you simply have to find time for sure issues,” the 65-year-old star mentioned. “And I’ve been so blessed to be there for 11 years and make the friendships that I had, but it surely was time.”
“The 5” co-host Greg Gutfeld teased Gifford and questioned why she by no means stopped by Fox Information throughout her time working in New York Metropolis, stating Rockefeller Middle is near FNC’s studios in Manhattan.
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“Oh, like NBC would let me go over to Fox, come on,” Gifford shot again. “Now I’m free, I can go wherever. I’m going to do some porn. Why not?”
“It simply makes me pleased to say that,” she joked. “I don’t know why. It’s simply so ridiculous. I like it. As a result of there are some actually unusual sick individuals on the market, who would truly prefer it.”
Admitting to a clumsy segue, Gifford pivoted to talk about a brief movie she directed in Israel earlier this spring with Christian music artist Nicole C. Mullen known as, “The God Who Sees.”
It tells the story of Hagar, Ruth, David and Mary Magdalene, who Gifford contended — although Biblical figures that lived hundreds of 12 months in the past — handled the identical points individuals take care of in trendy instances, like intercourse trafficking, single motherhood, widowhood, despair and psychological sickness.
The video provides a message of hope that God sees you and is close to within the midst of these troublesome circumstances.
“My religion shouldn’t be what I do for an hour on Sunday mornings; my religion is who I’m,” Gifford mentioned in a latest interview with AARP.
“You recognize, the Bible talks about ‘In him we dwell and transfer and have our being.’ Which means each nano-second of our life.”
Gifford bought a house in Franklin, Tennessee, about 20 miles south of Nashville, final October.
“I didn’t have a purpose to have to remain on this huge home anymore,” she mentioned of her dwelling in Greenwich, Connecticut (outdoors of New York Metropolis), the place she raised her household along with her husband Frank Gifford, who handed in August 2015.
“I discovered myself coping with crippling loneliness. I needed to make a transfer to someplace bodily, and I needed to make emotional strikes and religious strikes. You gotta make new recollections or the previous ones are going to kill you.”
She added, “In the event you’re not cautious, what you’ve misplaced in life can outline you. It’s so significantly better to be outlined by what you continue to have, it’s simply more healthy. I’m making huge modifications in my life as a result of I have to, actually huge modifications which might be feeding my soul. In any other case, despair units in and loneliness might be crippling.”
Gifford instructed AARP that being in Nashville brings her pleasure.
“I believed to myself, ‘Why am I so pleased right here?’ And I spotted one of many greatest elements is that there are joyful individuals,” she mentioned.
“I haven’t run into one cynic but in Nashville. They love God, they love their nation, they love music, wine and meals. I’m in heaven in Nashville, Tennessee.”
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