KATHIE Lee Gifford confessed that she misplaced her virginity to her first husband, Paul Johnson, however that the couple had a “sexless marriage” earlier than their divorce.
Although the television personality has stayed principally non-public about her first marriage, she opened up concerning the relationship in her intimate new memoir, It’s By no means Too Late.
The TV character admitted she was in a ‘sexless’ marriage Credit score: Getty – Contributor
Kathie Lee was married to Paul [right] from 1976-1983Credit score: Fb
The 67-year-old gave followers a uncommon glimpse into her time martial time with the composer – whom she was married to from 1976-1983.
In her guide, she wrote: “The reality is, it was solely a wedding within the pages of the regulation.
“Although Paul and I had been married, we shared just one factor – our religion.”
The TV personality revealed: “I used to be a virgin on my wedding ceremony evening with Paul, and nonetheless thought of myself one when he left me 5 years later.
The writer made the confession in her new memoir Credit score: Thomas Nelson
“It’s onerous even now to clarify why I stayed so lengthy in a sexless marriage. I actually would by no means do it once more.
“However again then divorce had way more of a stigma, and nobody in my household was divorced.
“I believed that God may heal our marriage and prayed daily that He would.”
She continued: “Earlier than we married, Paul informed me that he was a virgin too.
Kathie Lee and Paul met in faculty and had been each ‘virgins’ once they wedCredit score: Fb
The wedding passed off years earlier than Kathie Lee discovered TV fame Credit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
“We talked about how we wished to honor God’s Phrase and current ourselves as a present to the individual we’d finally marry.
“However after we had been married he wished nothing to do with me. Nothing.
“I used to be enthusiastic about beginning a life with somebody, however he didn’t really feel the identical means. I felt humiliated sleeping in my visitor room.”
The former Today Show host claimed that she had “by no means been actually intimate” along with her first husband and later of their marriage, that they had “stopped speaking too.”
The host gave followers a uncommon glimpse into her first marriage Credit score: NBC/ Twitter
She opened as much as her good buddy, Hoda, about her marriage to Paul Credit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Kathie Lee stated that she solely felt pleasure when she “escape the despair of her marriage” and “lose herself in work”
The writer penned she started to attend couple’s counseling with Paul however known as it a “catastrophe.”
She claimed that Paul finally ended the wedding with out consulting her as she had been on the highway for 3 weeks.
When she returned to a near-empty dwelling, she described it as “fully trashed.”
Kathie Lee went on to marry NFL star Frank Gifford – who handed in 2015Credit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The couple share son, Cody, 30, and daughter Cassidy, 27Credit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
“My first thought was, Oh my God, we’ve been robbed! Then I observed that the piano was lacking, and it dawned on me, No, he’s left me.
“I had had no warning. There had been no dialogue of a separation. Nothing,” she exclaimed.
Kathie continued of the devastating break up: “Within the kitchen I discovered a brief observe on the counter that stated, ‘Perhaps now you’ll know that I imply it,’ with a cellphone quantity in case of emergency.
“To today I don’t know what he meant. Nothing in my younger life had ready me for such a shock.”
Kathie Lee lately reunited along with her married children and their spouses Credit score: Instagram
Since their emotional break up, Kathie Lee stated she has solely seen Paul one time, in 2011, and that he “humourously” went on to turn out to be a wedding counselor after their breakup.
Kathie Lee discovered love once more with NFL star turned sports activities broadcaster, Frank Gifford – who was 23 years her senior.
In August 2015, Frank handed away out of the blue from pure causes at his Connecticut dwelling on the age of 84.