Martin Short is such a good guy! When faced with an awkward situation, the actor handled it with class and dignity — which is something a lot of Hollywood stars could certainly learn from these days.
On Wednesday’s episode of “The Today Show”, Kathie Lee Gifford asked him about his family. After asking about his children, she moved the topic of conversation to his wife, Nancy Dolman. She said, “You and Nancy have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years for you guys now?”
He replied, “We…married 36 years.”
Instead of correcting the talk show host, he continued on with allowing the questions on the subject. She said, “But you’re still in love!” He said, “Madly in love.” She asked, “Why?” of which he responded, “Because I’m cute.”
During the commercial break, Martin informed her off the mistake. She said, “Martin just told me as he was leaving, he said, ‘Kathie, you probably didn’t know,’ but his beautiful, precious wife Nancy did pass away a year and a half ago… I feel so badly.”
She also took to her official Twitter page to say, “I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family. He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I’m so grateful.”
When speaking with “E! News” about the mixup, he said that he doesn’t hold a grudge toward Kathie Lee for the honest mistake. He said, “I think that it’s live television and people make mistakes and there’s no ill will intended. And I think it’s nice to aspire to be that way.”
What a true gentleman.