Randy Cronk is an insurance agent from Spring Hill, Tennessee. He is the president of RMC Insurance Group LLC who gained wider recognition in the media for his relationship with Kathie Lee Gifford, the 15-year long host of the talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee.
People also recognize Cronk’s partner as the co-host on the fourth hour of The Today Show. Randy and Gifford allegedly began seeing each other in the late 2010s. They though kept it to themselves for about a year or so.
As a matter of fact, the couple still hasn’t addressed their relationship clearly and to the fullest affirmation. Know where their togetherness stands, is there a marriage around the corner, or are they done already? Also read who is Randy Cronk, his origin, back story, and all.
Randy Cronk Early Life, Education
Randall Cronk or Randy Cronk was born around the year, 1963. Thus as of 2022, he is around 59 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.
While not much about his formative years — is in the known, he, as of recent years, is reported to be a resident of Spring Hill is about 35 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee. However, according to social media, he is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Randy was An Insurance Agent
Multiple sources have confirmed that Cronk is president of RMC Insurance Group, part of the Nationwide chain. He formerly used to be an insurance agent.
Randall reportedly began his insurance company in 2006 and has been listed as its president for the past 12-years.
Randy Cronk Is Dating His Boyfriend Kathie Lee Gifford
Sources started to talk about Cronk and Kathie’s relationship starting in mid-2019 after some outsiders caught the then ‘mystery man’ Randy and the ex-NBC Today host smooching and grinding on each other at an outdoor concert on June 15, 2019.
They were, according to a bystander, enjoying Journey tribute band in Franklin, Tennessee. Apparently, the 68-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.
Right after the dancing in the concert, Cronk posted the above picture on his Facebook captioned, ‘Awesome dance partner tonight’
When Did They Start Dating?
Randy and Kathie’s relationship started to become headlines after Gifford bid goodbye to her career-defining job as the host of the TODAY show in April 2018. She had joined the program in 2008.
Gifford reportedly met Cronk in the summer of 2019 after retiring from Today and hightailing it from New York to Nashville. After departing Today, Kathie Lee had moved near Cronk’s residency near Spring Hill, Nashville.
In fact, even before their outings in the music festival, Randy had appeared on the Daytime winner’s Instagram page a few or two times. He first appeared on Kathie’s Insta in July 2019.
In the group imaging, Cronk is standing behind Gifford with an arm around her waist, he’s the one with 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 is “healthy” and “challenging.” She additionally described him as the smartest person she’s ever met, and that he’s funny.
Earlier when asked if she was ready to date again after her former NFL player Frank Gifford’s demise, the occasional actress responded,
‘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 And Kathie’s Past Relationships
Randy’s now-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 both are now all adults.
Before having a relationship with Cronk, Kathie had been married twice. She first was the wife of Paul Johnson from 1976 to 1983, and then she was in a relationship with Frank Gifford. The two were together from 1986 until the latter’s death in 2015.
Like Kathie, Randall had also been in a marital tie two times. Though nothing about his first marriage is known. He was previously married to Lisa Ann Rippy and is in fact the father of two adult children; daughter Samantha Cronk.
Cronk celebrated his daughter’s marriage in march 2021. She, as per her social media, worked at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Likewise, Cronk’s son’s name is Trace Cronk.
Randy’s former wife, Rippy is currently the wife of Randy Rippy.
Did Randy Cronk And Kathie Break Up In Between?
In Sep 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 Sep 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.
What Is Randy Cronk Net Worth?
Considering he is the president of a company that has been in the business for more than 40 years, it is more than likely he is quite a rich guy. Though, whether or not in the capacity of celebrities like his alleged girlfriend, Kathie is a fairly debatable subject matter.
His reporter-partner is certainly a multimillionaire with her estimated net worth sitting north of $60million. But it might be an overstatement to assume Cronk’s net worth could be anywhere near as the Then Came You, actress.
Still, there’s a good chance that the father of two is quite astounding when it comes to financial metrics.