The truth about Kathie Lee Gifford's rumored boyfriend

Kathie Lee Gifford suffered an immense tragedy in 2015 when her husband, Frank Gifford, passed away (per Today). For nearly half a decade, Gifford remained single although, as she told Us Weekly in March 2019, she remained "open to love."

Since then, Gifford may have found love again with her rumored boyfriend, Randy Cronk. "I am dating a very sweet guy," she told the Daily Mail in February 2020. "I told him how blessed I am."

While Gifford declined to name her beau at that time, the outlet reported that she had been seen the previous summer kissing a man named Randy Cronk. While it's thought that Cronk is the beau Gifford was talking about, the celeb hasn't confirmed or denied if Cronk is the man in question. What do we know about the man who is believed to be Gifford's boyfriend?

Kathie Lee Gifford has been secretive about her dating life

Cronk is an insurance agent living in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and is a decade younger than Gifford. Cronk appeared in a group photo Gifford posted on Instagram in July 2019, in which he is standing next to her with his arm tightly around her waist.

According to YourTango, Cronk is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in computer science in 1986. He is now the president of Nationwide Insurance affiliate RMC Insurance Group, LLC.

While Gifford has kept her relationship quiet, we do know that her kids, Cassidy and Cody, are okay with her dating. "They want me to be happy just like I want them to be," she told Us Weekly in May 2019. "We don't know what that looks like in life. If God blesses me again with a new love, I would love it. If he doesn't, that means he's gonna satisfy my soul with all kinds of other things. And I don't know what it looks like. I'm not telling God to be God."