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Who Is Richard Spitz? Get to Know Former ‘Today’ Star Kathie Lee Gifford’s Ex-Boyfriend

Who is Richard Spitz? TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford began dating the businessman after moving to Nashville, Tennessee, following her departure from Today.

The Gifford family later revealed that Frank suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a “brain degeneration likely caused by recurrent concussions,” per Mayo Clinic. Terry Wyatt/Getty Images During a February 2024 episode of Today, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager nominated Kathie Lee to be the first-ever lead on The Golden Bachelorette. “Kathie Lee was deeply affected by the loss of her second husband, Frank Gifford, and found solace in her relationship with Richard,” an insider told Closer in March 2024.

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