Former ‘Today’ Host Kathie Lee Gifford Is Going to Be a Grandma

by Maria Hartfield

Congratulations are in order for Kathie Lee Gifford as she announced her son Cody Gifford and his wife, Erika Brown are expecting their first child. The former Today Show host took to Instagram to share the exciting news with the caption:

“I am over a blue or pink moon! I don’t care which. So so happy for you both, @mrsamerikagifford, and for our family. Praise our Living and Loving God! 👵🏻”

“We all love you so much, GLAMMA 🌟 💙💖🥺😭🙏🙌,” Erika wrote back in the comments section.

Kathie Lee Gifford shares her son Cody, 31, and daughter Cassidy, 28 with her late husband Frank Gifford.

Gifford Party of 3

A candid clip of Cody and Erika dancing on their wedding day reveals the breaking news before ending with a clip showing a positive pregnancy test. The heartfelt message is accompanied by Haley Reinhart’s version of “I Can’t Help Falling in Love” and reveals baby Gifford is due in June 2022. It also displays the scripture, James 1:17: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

Erika shared the following with followers via Instagram, writing “✨Gifford… Party of 3 😭 | So sooo grateful to God for this greatest blessing 👼💖💙.”

The couple has made the decision to find out the baby’s gender “the old fashioned way- when our lil ‘squish’ arrives.”

Cody and Erika married in September 2020 after dating for over 7 years since 2013. According to PEOPLE, “just parents and siblings were in attendance [at the wedding].”

The two celebrated their one-year anniversary with a second wedding in September. Erika shared some special moments from the event on Instagram including a sweet photo of her and Cody dancing hand in hand with the caption:

“Forever Favorite Moments | Dancing our (second) 1st Dance to the video of Cody’s dad, Frank singing after playing our wedding video from last year.” #2ndweddingsamehusband.

Kathie Lee Gifford’s Children Celebrate Their Marriages

Kathie Lee Gifford’s daughter Cassidy and her husband Ben Wierda, hosted their own second wedding in November. Cassidy and Ben married in Wierda’s backyard in June 2020.

“The whole day was really special,” Cassidy told PEOPLE. The wedding was rescheduled multiple times due to the pandemic.

In an interview with PEOPLE last year, Kathie Lee Gifford opened up about her children’s marriage ceremonies saying, “Some people are postponing until they can have a big celebration, but my kids just wanted to be married.”

“At both weddings, we felt Frank just smiling,” Kathie said stating she could feel her late husband’s presence during the ceremonies. “He had an aerial view, I think.”

The former NFL player died in 2015 at the age of 84.