Updated: July 6, 2012 9:29AM
Kathie Lee Gifford was interviewing Martin Short on “Today” Wednesday when she brought up his wife, asking, “How many years are you in love with her now?”
Short gulped and quietly replied, “Married 36 years.”
The problem is that Short’s wife, Nancy Dolman, died two years ago of ovarian cancer.
Gifford, unaware, pressed on. “But you’re still in love!?”
“Madly in love,” he said.
Short didn’t mention the gaffe. Afterward, Gifford tweeted, “I send my sincerest apologies to Martin Short and his family. He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I’m so grateful.”