Cody Gifford and his wife, Erika Gifford, spent their first Thanksgiving with their gorgeous newborn son, Frank “Frankie” Gifford Jr. on November 24, 2022. To commemorate the occasion, the couple posted photos of their son on social media.
Kathie Lee Gifford’s daughter-in-law provided the loveliest close-up photograph of the child with his mouth wide open in an Instagram Story post. Little Frank Jr. appeared to be hungry for some Thanksgiving fare!
Cody’s wife also shared two cute photographs of the tiny child dressed in his Thanksgiving finest, which featured the bib and a matching turkey head cap, on Instagram. Frank Jr. had his small foot in his mouth in the first photo, and his lovely little tongue was on display in the second!
The mom of the young kid indicated that their actual and metaphorical plates and hearts were both full. She said they’d been “gobbling this little turkey” (their kid) at every opportunity.
Erika also stated that they will be eternally grateful to Jesus for their greatest blessing, Frank Jr. This was another holiday that the Giffords were unable to enjoy in the absence of the young boy’s namesake and Kathie Lee’s husband, Frank Gifford Sr.
Frank Sr. was an Emmy Award-winning sportscaster and a legendary former New York Giants player, but to his kids, he was just their dad. The actor had 5 kids in all, the youngest of whom were Cody and Cassidy from his marriage to Kathie Lee.
Frank Sr. died unexpectedly on August 9, 2015, leaving his family confused. When he died, his family was extremely surprised, and they had to cope with the loss and their feelings while mourning.
Cody, then 25, saw his dad as the ideal role model, inspiring him to follow in his father’s footsteps. Erika’s spouse attended the University of Southern California and played football.
Wellington Mara, the former New York Giants co-owner, reportedly described Frank Sr. as the son every parent would’ve delighted to have, according to the late star’s son. Mara also stated that Cody’s dad was the kind of dad that any kid would be happy to have.
Cody agreed with Mara, saying he was “beyond words” thrilled to have Frank Sr. His sister described him as “that legend,” not just her dad but also the most giving and compassionate human being she’d ever known.
Despite the love Frank Sr’s children had for him, his wife was surprised to learn that her grandchild would share his name. The former “Today” program co-host has expressed her reservations about the name.
Frank Jr., Cody’s first kid with his wife, was born on May 31, 2022; his first name was the same as his late grandfather’s. Kathie Lee, who will be 69 in 2022, admitted that she had no idea her grandson would be named after her late husband.
Nevertheless, the former television star admitted that Cody would most likely never recover from his father’s death. Kathie Lee mentioned how the late star’s son lost him at a young age and how he was and still is his hero.
Cody’s mother expressed her delight in an Instagram post commemorating the birth of her son. She expressed excitement about the new and lovely era of her life!