Inside The Life Of Kathie Lee Gifford Boyfriend Randy Cronk: His Marriage, Net Worth

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Randy Cronk is an insurance agent from Spring Hill, Tennessee. He, however, gained wider recognition for his relationship with Kathie Lee Gifford, the “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee” host. Randy and Gifford began seeing each other in the late 2010s. But, they kept it to themselves for about a year or so.

Know where their affair stands, is there a marriage around the corner, or are they done already?

Short summary of Kathie Lee Gifford’s Boyfriend Randy Cronk

Full NameRandy Cronk
Date of Birth 1963
Relationship Status Dating 
Girlfriend Kathie Lee Gifford
Ex-WifeLisa Ann Rippy
Nationality American 
Ethnicity White (Caucasian)
Profession Insurance agent 
Net Worth $3 million 

Randy Cronk Early Life, College  

Randy was born  Randall Cronk around the year, 1963. So, as of 2023, Cronk is around 60 years of age. Unfortunately, he has not revealed much about his parents. Talking about his education, he graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science – Computer Science degree.

Randy Cronk resides in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
Randy Cronk is an Ohio native and an Insurance agent in Tennessee

Not much about his formative years is known. As of now, he reportedly resides in Spring Hill which is about 35 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee. Meanwhile, Cronk is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Randy Cronk Is An Insurance Agent

Multiple sources have confirmed that Cronk is president of RMC Insurance Group, part of the Nationwide chain. RMC is “an international provider of insurance, risk management, retirement, and actuarial consulting services.”

As per his Linkedin profile, Randy joined the insurance company in December 2006 and has been working for the organization ever since. Meanwhile, Cronk used to be an insurance agent. He reportedly began his insurance company in 2006 and has been listed as its president for the past 12 years.

Randy Cronk Is Dating His Girlfriend Kathie Lee Gifford 

Gossip about Cronk and Kathie’s relationship started in mid-2019 after some outsiders caught them smooching and grinding on each other at an outdoor concert on June 15, 2019.

Randy Cronk and Kathie Lee Gifford allegedly started dating in June 2019.
Randy Cronk and Kathie Lee Gifford at a concert in Franklin, Tennessee.

According to a bystander, they’re enjoying Journey tribute band in Franklin, Tennessee. Apparently, the 69-year-old TV presenter was in high spirits as she danced with the Ohio native.

She reportedly snapped her fingers, danced, and laughed as she enjoyed the music at the Carnton Plantation. The bonding happened about 20 miles south of Gifford’s then-new home in Tennessee.

Randy Cronk sharing a picture of himself taken with NBC host, Kathie Lee Gifford.
In June 2019, Randy Cronk shared a picture of himself and Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee host Kathie Lee Gifford

Right after the dancing in the concert, Cronk posted the above picture on his Facebook captioned, ‘Awesome dance partner tonight.’

How Randy Cronk Meet Did Kathie Lee Gifford?

Cronk reportedly met Gifford in the summer of 2019 after the latter retired from hosting Today and relocated from New York to Nashville. After departing Today in April 2018, Kathie Lee moved near Cronk’s residency in Nashville. Randy had appeared on the Daytime winner’s Instagram page a few times before their PDA. He first appeared on Kathie’s Insta in July 2019.

Randy Cronk appearing on the Instagram of Kathie Lee Gifford.
Kathie Lee Gifford on the right of Randy Cronk along with her other friends

In the group photo, Cronk is standing behind Gifford with an arm around her waist, he’s the one in a white t-shirt.

What Did Kathie Lee Gifford Say About Her New Boyfriend, Randy Cronk?

A few years after the confirmation of Cronk and Kathryn’s relationship, the latter speaking about Cronk – said,

“We have a great time together, and so at this point in my life that’s exactly what I want, you know? Different seasons of life — we weren’t meant to know each other before; it’s right now.”

Further admiring him, the author/host said her relationship with Cronk was “healthy” and “challenging.” She additionally described him as the smartest person she’d ever met, and that he’s funny.

Earlier when asked if she was ready to date again after her former spouse, NFL player Frank Gifford’s demise, she responded by saying,

‘Do I need companionship? Yes, I do, and that’s one of the main reasons I moved to Nashville. Not that I’m looking for a man. What I’m looking for is an active, vibrant life.’

Her chapter with the former Insurance agent comes years after the death of her husband Frank, who died a week before his 85th birthday in 2015.

Randy Cronk’s Past Relationships

Randall has been married two times. Though nothing about his first marriage is known. His second marriage was to Lisa Ann Rippy with whom he fathered two children; daughter Samantha Cronk and son Trace Cronk.

Cronk celebrated his daughter’s marriage in March 2021. She, as per her social media, worked at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Randy Cronk was previously married to Lisa Ann Rippy with whom he had two children.
from left, Randy Cronk, his daughter, son-in-law, ex-wife, and son.

Meanwhile, Randy’s ex-wife, Rippy is currently married to a man named Randy Rippy.

Randy’s Girlfriend Kathie was Also Married Previously

Randy’s girlfriend Kathie was the wife of the former New York Giants halfback, Frank Gifford for nearly 30 years. Together they had two children, a son, Cody, and a daughter, Cassidy, who are now all adults.

Kathie Lee Gifford was former married to ex-NFL player, Frank Gifford with whom she had two children.
From left, Frank Gifford, Cody, Cassidy, and Kathie Lee Gifford

Before Frank, Kathie was married to Paul Johnson from 1976 to 1983.

Did Randy Cronk And Kathie Break Up In Between? 

In September 2020, while talking to Extra TV Gifford said some statements that seemingly insinuated that she might have broken up with her alleged boyfriend, Randy.

During the interview, she said,

” I am just looking for a guy that has got real teeth. I have dated a little bit; it’s not been successful.”

Though the one-time correspondent for the Insider didn’t reveal the full story and it rightfully threw her fans all in the confusion making them wonder if or not Randy was the guy she was talking about.

Fast forward to one year, and the aforesaid rumor ended when a new twist emerged in Randy-Gifford’s story.

Kathie Gave Cronk An Ultimatum To Marry Her

In September 2021, some reports started to emerge all stating Cronk’s voice-over artist girlfriend is giving him an ultimatum to marry her ASAP or they’d better end their relationship for good.

Apparently, Gifford has always been pretty traditional when it comes to marriage. An insider told OK! Gifford

“is madly in love with Randy and eager to take things to the next level.”

But the source added the mother of two is also old-fashioned and was only going to live together after the marriage. As of 2023, Randy and Kathie are still dating and haven’t spilled any beans on their marriage.

What Is Randy Cronk’s Net Worth?

Randy is a rich guy with a net worth of millions of dollars. But, unfortunately, his exact net worth is not known as of yet. On the other hand, his reporter-partner is certainly a multimillionaire with her estimated net worth sitting north of $60 million. 


Is Kathie Lee Gifford Married to Randy Cronk?

No, the couple is yet to marry but they are dating for a long time now. They are reportedly together since the late 2010s but there is nothing about their plan to marry.

Who is Randy Cronk’s Ex-Wife?

Before Kathie, Randy was married to his ex-wife Lisa Ann Rippy. The two also had a child together.

Was Randy Cronk ever married?

Yes, in the past, the former insurance agent was in a marital relationship with Lisa. The two divorced after years of their marriage.


Narayan Shankar, who goes by the name David, is a seasoned writer and editor, who has a passion for covering the entertainment industry. He has years of experience writing content, especially in the entertainment niche. He is currently an editor and writer for along with other websites under our organization named Pandora Group of Companies.