When Short appeared on NBC's "Today" on Wednesday, Gifford praised his relationship with his late wife Nancy Dolman and said, “He and Nancy have got one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you guys?" Short answered and said, “We, uh, married 36 years.”
Nancy Dolman passed away nearly two years ago.
"I think that it's live television and people make mistakes and there's no ill will intended," Short told E! News. "And I think it's nice to aspire to be kind of elegant."
Gifford apologized on-air and later took to Twitter to send her regards to Short.
Watch Short's response above and the initial conversation below.