The Grammy-winning songstress Céline Dion and morning show host Kathie Lee Gifford lost their husbands recently.
Kathie’s husband Frank Gifford died of natural causes in August 2015 a week before his 85th birthday while Celine’s lifetime partner, husband René Angélil, passed away in January after a three-year battle with throat cancer.
The famous women sought solace in each other Friday when they co-hosted the fourth hour of Today.
“You gave strength to everybody. Because you’re strong, we can all be strong. Everybody is waiting to see how you’re doing, you know? To give them permission to be okay,” Gifford told Dion.
“I have to tell you I feel very strong,” Celine responded. “I lost the man of my life, but I cannot live thinking this way. I have to say I found the best man in the world like you did for yourself and we were both extremely lucky.” Kathie Lee added, “We’re all going up someday.”