Kathie Lee Gifford's Son Cody Gifford Welcomes Baby With Wife Erika

Cody Gifford—the son of Kathie Lee Gifford and late football icon Frank Gifford—welcomed his first child with wife Erika Gifford. Meet their baby below.

By Gabrielle Chung Jun 01, 2022 1:09 PMTags
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Kathie Lee Gifford is officially a grandma!

On June 1, the former Today co-host confirmed that her son, Cody Gifford, welcomed his first baby with wife Erika Gifford. "My heart is bursting," she captioned an Instagram pic of the couple and their newborn in the hospital. "Frank Michael Gifford is here, confirming that our God is good and merciful and faithful. And he loves us!"

The baby boy's name appears to be a tribute to Kathie's late husband and Cody's late father, Frank Gifford, who passed away in 2015.

On the morning of May 31, Erika—who wed Cody in September 2020 after seven years of dating—revealed that her water broke in the middle of the night and the two were in the hospital waiting for the arrival of their bundle of joy.

"We are the most excited and cannot believe we get to meet our BABY soon!" the Gifft Design founder wrote on her Instagram Story, adding that she was in "total shock mode."

She also posted a selfie with Cody from her hospital bed. "GOD'S Timing," she shared in the caption. "See you soon lil' squish."

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In the comments section, Kathie shared a heartfelt message to her daughter-in-law, writing, "Praising God for His faithfulness. I love you." Meanwhile, the former daytime talk-show host's daughter, Cassidy Gifford, left three emojis of raising hands as encouragement.

Erika first announced her pregnancy in December, sharing on social media that she and Cody were "sooo grateful to God for this greatest blessing."


"Gifford…Party of 3," she wrote alongside a video montage that showed the couple's love story, including scenes from their wedding day and Erika holding a positive pregnancy test. "Finding out our baby's gender the old fashioned way—when our lil 'squish' arrives."

At the time, Kathie said that she had no preference in whether she'd like her first grandchild to be a boy or a girl. "I am over a blue or pink moon!!! I don't care which," she tweeted. "So so happy for you both, @ErikaMarieBrown & @CodyGifford, and for our family."

Kathie added, "Praise our Living and Loving God!"

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