Why Did Kathie Lee Gifford Apologize To Martin Short?

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Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford interview Martin Short on 'Today,' May 30, 2012 -- NBC

Kathie Lee Gifford hit Twitter on Wednesday to apologize to Martin Short for asking the actor about what makes his marriage work so well, not realizing the "Madagascar 3" star's wife passed away in 2010.

"He and Nancy have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you guys?" Kathie asked.

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"36 years," Martin said.

"But you're still in love?" Kathie continued.

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"Madly in love," he replied, quietly.

Martin's wife, Nancy Dolman, passed away in 2010, due to natural causes, People reported.

"I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family. He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I'm so grateful," Kathie Lee Tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.

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