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Martin Short On Kathie Lee Gifford’s Flub: ‘People Make Mistakes’

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By Amber GoodhandRadar News Editor

When Kathie Lee Gifford brought up Martin Short‘s dead wife on Wednesday’s TODAY Show as if she were still alive, jaws dropped open all over America — but Martin now says that mistakes happen.

Martin, 62, was more than gracious while Kathie Lee rattled on about what a great marriage he and Nancy Dolman have and how they’re still in love after all this time.

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Nancy passed away from ovarian cancer in 2010 and realizing the error of her ways, Kathie Lee tweeted immediately following the broadcast saying, “I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family. He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I’m so grateful.”

On Thursday Martin told E! News, “I think that it’s live television and people make mistakes and there’s no ill will intended.

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“And I think it’s nice to aspire to be that way.”

In case you missed it, check out the uncomfortable clip below:

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