Kathy Lee Gifford Apologizes To Martin Short For On-Air Gaffe
Posted on Thu May 31, 2012 09:15 AM PDT

kathielee200pic.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Kathy Lee Gifford took to Twitter to apologize to Martin Short for her on-screen slip up, where she inquired about his successful marriage, not realizing Short's beloved wife died in 2010 from natural causes.

"I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family. He handled the situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I'm so grateful," she tweeted Wednesday.

Gifford was trying to pay the actor a compliment, but created an uncomfortable situation without realizing it.

"He and Nancy have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you guys?" she asked, to which Short replied, "36 years."

"But you're still in love?" she continued, and he simply said, "Madly in love."