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It's finally over! After 30 years at war how Kathie Lee Gifford and Howard Stern ended their epic feud

Howard Stern on seeing her kindness finally confessed that he was pissed at her because she was everything he wasn't and he asked her for forgiveness.
UPDATED FEB 19, 2020
Howard Stern (Source : Getty Images)
Howard Stern (Source : Getty Images)

Kathie Lee Gifford and Howard Stern have no connection to each other but what people don't know is how the two have been in a one-sided feud for a long time. Kathie believes that for 30 long years Howard has kept on hating her and everything she stood for despite not knowing her. However, Kathie finally decided to put an end to it with a simple trick, she calls kindness. 

Kathie ended the 30-year long feud with Howard  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Fox News reported how 'Today' show hostess recalled what went wrong between her and Howard. "Howard Stern had a feud with me going on 30 years. I never met him. I never listened to his show. He hated my guts for 30 years,” she said during the interview. “Hated my husband, hated my children. Hated everything I stood for.” Even though the two were at war for so long, one fine day everything changed. 

“And one day, right here, I was up in the makeup room, and all of a sudden he’s here to announce ‘America’s Got Talent,'” she recalled. “I just feel the Lord saying very clearly to me, ‘Go down and say hello to Howard.’ I’m standing right here … and I go, ‘Howard, Howard, I’m Kathie Lee. I thought it was time I say hello. I want to wish you the very best with your show.’ And I left. He was really flabbergasted.”

Howard apologized for the words he used (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Seeing how Kathie had taken the initiative to come and talk to him, Howard could not help but think that it was time for him to bury the past. “There’s a message from him, a voicemail,” she said. “‘I was blown away and will you call me?’ He calls again during dinner, we had a half-hour conversation. ‘Will you forgive me, Kathie, please? I’m doing some hard work in my life. I know I hurt you. I’m so sorry and I need to ask you to forgive me.’”

Kathie recalled in the past Howard had said some very hurtful things about her, right from calling her “the world’s dumbest person,” to bringing her down whenever he could. She confessed that she decided to congratulate him on working on himself and telling him she forgave him “30 years ago” while adding that she prayed for him "every single day", Kathie proved that love and kindness have the power to mend things.

In February 2014 while appearing on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” Kathie recalled what Howard had told her once upon a time. “[He said], ‘I used a lot of languages, but I’m so sorry. You never deserved it,’” she said, adding that he told her, “‘You’ve always been so nice. You just pissed me off because you were everything I wasn’t.’”