Kathie Lee Gifford's emotions overwhelmed her on Tuesday morning's TODAY show segment as she remembered her late husband.
As Celine Dion's song "The Prayer" played to introduce a guest appearance from the song's co-writer, Carole Bayer Sager, the host teared up.
“You know why that’s a perfect song for me today? Today would have been my 30th wedding anniversary with my husband,” Gifford told co-host Hoda Kotb. “And I’m deeply grateful for all the years I had with this amazing man.”
The 62-year-old TODAY show host wiped away tears as Kotb gave her a hug.
"I love you," her friend and co-host said as they all grabbed tissues.
The tears ended on a lighter note.
“I had no intention of saying that," Gifford said, then joked, "That's what I love about working with you, Hoda woman. I can just be real – a real pain in the butt."