Martin Short reacts to Kathie Lee Gifford's gaffe: 'People make mistakes'


Kathie Lee asks Martin Short about his wife on the Today Show, unaware that she passed away in 2010.

Kathie Lee asks Martin Short about his wife on the Today Show, unaware that she passed away in 2010.

It might be the most cringeworthy few seconds in TV history — Kathie Lee Gifford asked Martin Short how his wife is doing one small problem she…

The actor graciously accepts the Today show host's apology one day after she mistakenly asks about his deceased wife.

"I think that it's live television and people make mistakes and there's no ill will intended," Short told E! News. "And I think it's nice to aspire to be that way." Gifford had asked about the actor's relationship with his wife, who died in 2010 of

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